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Special to ther News Mount Vernon High School Music Director and techn ical theater instructor Dana Taylor found himself in “tall cotton” while receiving this national award among five other 2014 USITT Distinguished Achievement Award winners: The USITT also honored Eugene Lee with its 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award in Scene Design Friday at its 54th Annual Conference & Stage Expo. USITT Scene Design Co-Commissioner Michelle Harvey presented the award to Lee in recognition of a career that includes 40 years as production designer for Saturday Night Live and three Tony awards for best scenic design, for Broadway’s Candide (1974), Sweeney Todd (1979) and Wicked (2004). “There’s no major process,” Lee said of his work. “I just like what I do.” Hundreds of technical theatre professionals and students attended Lee’s award presentation at USITT’s biggest annual event, the four-day Conference & Stage Expo in Fort Worth. The Conference drew about 5,000 live entertainment professionals and more than 250 companies, with over 240 stagecraft-related workshops and events. Lee entertained fans with funny stories and wisdom at his

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MV students to make up days 20 minutes at a time By Lois Mittino Gray Students attending Mount Vernon District schools won’t have to attend classes the day after Memorial Day after all to make up snow days. Using some creative computations, the school board passed a resolution at its March 17 meeting to solve the problem in a way Board Member Mark Isaac called ‘thinking outside of the box.’ School Superintendent Tom Kopatich said the state granted permission to add 20 minutes to each school day starting on Monday, March 30 right after spring break and continuing to the end of the school year. Every

three days makes up an hour’s time. Five minutes of instructional time will be added to each morning, five in the middle of the day, and ten minutes at the end of the day. Elementary students will be dismissed at 2:55 p.m., junior high students at 3:05 p.m. and high school at 3:15 p.m. “Since busses get to school early anyway, the most noticeable change will be the minutes at the end. Coaches and club sponsors feel they can work around it. This way seniors will not have to come back to school after they graduate. Some people had summer plans after the holiday, too. We feel this

is best for our students, staff, corporation and community,” Kopatich said. It is a better fit financially to the corporation as it will not have to run bus routes, open the cafeteria, and heat and light the buildings an extra day. The last day of school for students is Thursday, May 22 and for teachers, it is Friday, May 23 (graduation). In other calendar decisions, the board adopted the 2014-15 school calendar. Classes start for teachers on August 11 and for students on August 12. Fall break day is Octo-

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See Page A9 for the winning logo chosen from these four finalist.

By Valerie Werkmeister Members of the New Harmony Town Council discussed a number of topics at its Thursday, March 20, meeting including spring clean-up plans, upcoming activities and the closure of a portion of the recently opened river trail. Council president Joe Straw advised residents that a large portion of the river trail near Griffin Creek has been washed out. The North and Third Street opening has been barricaded so vehicles cannot gain access. Trail users are asked to avoid the area due to the danger caused by this unfortunate incident. Straw said they have contacted the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR). They will survey the site on April 2, to determine a course of action. This portion of the trail was just opened in December. Council member Linda Warrum asked the

council to consider a request from the Garden Club to remove three dead trees from Redbud Park. The request met some opposition from council member Don Gibbs who felt town resources should not be used on private property. Warrum explained the request is a continuation of a Bicentennial project that began a few years ago. In the first phase, 13 trees were removed with the assistance of part-time summer employees and the town’s chipper. The three trees that need to be removed at this time were left in hopes they would be able to survive. The harsh winter quashed those hopes and the Garden Club is again asking for assistance on their removal. The club will provide a truck and additional manpower. Other council members felt it was okay to grant their request since the project was for the Bicentennial. They approved the request

and hope to complete the job in April. Council member Andrew Wilson stated the town has currently locked in 25 percent of its natural gas needs for the upcoming season. He is also still waiting on a meeting date with officials from Vectren to discuss re-routing the town’s natural gas line off the Wabash River Bridge. Preservation plans and beautification work continues at Maple Hill Cemetery. Students from the University of Southern Indiana volunteered time to continue mapping work started by Dan Elliott to determine where veterans are buried. The American Legion will purchase flags in order to mark the graves for Memorial Day. Clerk-Treasurer Karla Atkins said she is hoping to find an organization that will assist with placing the

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City to continue ‘rolling dice’ on sewer cleaning truck for present By Lois Mittino Gray The question of whether to buy new or redo on the valuable sewer cleaning truck was hammered out to an agreement acceptable by all at the Mount Vernon Board of Public Works meeting on March 20. Sewer Superintendent Rodney Givens told the board that the Vac-Con truck was as impor-

tant to the sewer department as a fire truck is to the fire de- current truck. The present truck, a 1996 model, needs about partment and that he answers over 300 calls a year requiring $93,200.31 in repairs to make the vacuum system safe and it. functional. Even though Givens has negotiated a good price with The board nixed a new $18,000 paint job, making the reBest Equipment of Indianapolis, a new truck would be exContinued on Page A11 pensive at $310,536, allowing only $15,000 trade-in on the

Mount Vernon city officials look ahead in hopes of Stellar Grant By Lois Mittino Gray Mount Vernon Mayor John Tucker saved the best for last at the Mount Vernon Common Council meeting on March 20 that featured several speakers on the city’s growth potential. He was all smiles when he announced at the end that the city is one of six finalists for a Stellar Grant. The city has submitted letters of intent for the past two years, but this is the first time it has made it to the finals. The team now will attend a workshop in April on how to prepare the full application package. The team consists of the mayor and interested locals, the Southwest Indiana Development Coalition and Bernardin Lochmueller Engineering. All persons worked together on the letter of intent using zero dollars, while some other cities have spent thousands preparing their letter to be named a Stellar city. The money will be used for a community center, pocket parks on Main Street, vacant lots into attractive downtown parking areas, public transportation to Evansville, demolition of the current fire station and continuation of the Riverview Trail to Brittlebank Park among other things. No date has been set to announce the two cities winning grants,but the mayor said optimistically ‘2014 is going to be our year.’ John Taylor of the Posey County Economic Development Partnership addressed the council to discuss a Mount Vernon City Council member Brian Jefferies looks over logistics map prepared by his group on three potential the display of the three possible bypass routes around Mount Vernon routes for the western bypass around the city. “We have presented by Economic Development Director John Taylor. Photo by almost four and a half billion dollars in projects that I am confident will happen here. There is not a region in the Lois Mittino Gray

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state with the development opportunities we have now,” he said. “About 1,398 semis a day come here right now, not counting the ones just passing through. With the fertilizer plant coming in with 2,500 workers and building materials, traffic in Mount Vernon could be a real mess.” Taylor feels INDOT knows of the potential problem, but is pushing it aside. He wants council members to support him in going to the governor and making a case for the bypass. He presented a calculated scenario that in four years the area will have enough trucks around our city to fill all the lanes of traffic on all 55 miles of I-465 around Indianapolis, plus 11 more miles. “We must have this project move forward now,” he said emphatically. “We’ve finally put an open for business sign on the county and now they are banging on our door.” Taylor said the community needs a business park and decent buildings for manufacturer’s use and must grow toward Evansville. In other action, the Council: • approved a motion to allow Johnson Controls to begin planning for phase four of the water and sewer development to accommodate all of the city’s new growth at their cost after legal review. Tom Hogan of JCI spoke and said, “What used to be a water system that was so bad is now the crown jewel of Indiana.” His new plan will include ultraviolet light disinfection, finished water storage tanks and building upgrades. • Becky Higgins and Kay Kilgore were nominated for River Days planning in the community activity category at the star awards, but lost to Walk A Mile in her Shoes.

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Spring is wonderful time of year April is one of the nicest months of the year, and Spring has finally returned. The two seasons of the year that most folks look forward to are Spring and Autumn. Even when we have a much milder winter than this past one has been, seeing the little hint of bright green leaves on the trees and beautiful flowers sprouting up from their bulbs is always wonderful. Madeleine, I have always loved daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, and crocus. Not only are they fragrant and beautiful, they seem especially wonderful since they appear so soon after the last snows melt. Since we have moved a few times, I have had to leave many of my bulbs in the ground, and plant more. Sometimes, if the ground is dry in the autumn, it is a little difficult to dig the holes for these little miracles. Also, I never remember where others are located, and sometimes destroy the bulbs already in the ground. One of my friends, who had never planted them before, did not know that she had actually planted them upside down. Needless to say, they did not come up the next Spring. I figured this out when she asked me what was wrong. Sometimes I see daffodils blooming where a house no longer exists, or along the road. I am always tempted to ‘rescue’ them and plant them at my house. I never have done that, but I did bring bricks home several decades ago. It was kind of a little hobby, and I recently brought them up here to St Wendel when Heather and Jason no longer wanted them in Poseyville. I

have moved those same bricks several times. I used to notice them discarded and no longer

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in use here and there. Most folks were only too happy to let me take them. The older ones are so much prettier than new ones. Madeleine, on your father’s eighth birthday, like the one you just had, I took him out in the country on the Stewartsville Road to load up bricks. Someone who owned property had given me permission to come and get them. He has never forgotten how I made him spend that birthday. I like to think of that day as just creating a cool memory. Now that the days are warmer, and it stays daylight longer, you and many other children head outside to play as soon as you get home from school. Several other youngsters have moved into our neighborhood, and it is relatively safe for you and the others to ride your scooters and bikes. Living at the end of a dead-end street is a definite plus. When I was a little girl, I couldn’t wait to go out and play, either. I only had a gravel driveway to ride my little red scooter on, but I went up and down many times. My little dog always seemed to sense when the school bus would be bringing me home, and was eagerly waiting for me. When I was older, I spent

many afternoons hiking up the nearby railroad track. I was always afraid to cross the trestle, however. I made that my place to turn around. One of the very best parts of Spring was going to Haubstadt with Grandpa Herbert to get that year’s baby chickens. I always sat in the back seat of the car with the large, flat boxes of chicks. I loved to poke my fingers into the perforated holes in the sides of the box and touch the chicks. They did not stay cute little fuzzy yellow guys for very long, so I loved playing with them while they were babies. At my age then, I don’t remember ever thinking ahead to their eventual fate. I also love to hear the happy sounds of returning and nesting songbirds. Many birds stay here year round, but Spring is the time for them to chitter loudly. Madeleine, when you are all grown up and have your own home, be sure to include several birdhouses and feeders in your yard. I know that you enjoy watching them as much as I do. All in all, Spring is a glorious time, despite many rainy weekends. Always take a moment to reflect on what a blessing it is for us. Human beings can continue to invent marvelous technology and build amazing structures, but we cannot create a beautiful season like this one. It is there for us to enjoy and it marks the continuity of our lives each year. So, Madeleine, someday, I hope you can take a wonderful Springtime walk with your own grandchildren. Please remember to point out the sights, smells, and sounds that return for us each year.

PCPP News The PC Pound Puppies Spring Craft Show and Cruise-In will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the 4H Fairgrounds on Hwy 69 just south of New Harmony, Indiana. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds of the Craft Show and Cruise-In benefit PC Pound Puppies (PCPP). This is our fifth year. The Craft Show will feature 40 plus booths of highquality crafts and gift items. Vendors are now being accepted. Registration for the Classic Car Cruise-In is from 10 a.m.-noon. Trophies will be awarded. Other activities are planned throughout the day. Breakfast and lunch will be available. The featured menu item is BBQ provided by

River Days’ Team Cameron – Roy Cameron and Stan Hack. The menu also includes our popular homemade soups, plus coffee, soft drinks, and desserts. The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to bring along a donation that PCPP can use for homeless dogs. Suggested items include new collars and leashes, new dog toys, new or gently used dog crates (wire or plastic – especially large sizes), flea and heartworm preventives like Advantix and Heartgard, paper towels, and spray cleaners (409, etc.). For more information about the Craft Show or to inquire about booth rental, contact Cathy Powers at 812-4996413 or garnetmist@aol.com.

Ethel Campbell, resident at New Harmonie Healthcare, gets a visit from Babe the service dog. Photo submitted

PHS News IGA Rib Cookout Friday, April 4, McKim’s IGA in Mount Vernon will be selling full slabs of St. Louis Style Ribs for $10 a slab. $1 of each slab sold will be given to Posey Humane Society. So here is a great opportunity to enjoy some wonderful ribs without having to do all the cooking. Ribs will be sold from 3 - 6 pm at the store located on north Main Street in Mount Vernon, Ind. Easter Bake Sale Coming Soon April will be here before we know it and along with Easter comes the Annual Posey Humane Bake Sale. All the

great cakes, cookies, pies and breads will be available again this year on Saturday April 19. Watch for more details and information on how you can preorder your favorite Easter dessert. Earth Day April 22 Tuesday, April 22 is Earth Day – a time to pay extra attention to this wonderful planet we live on and so often take for granted. It is a time to think about how we can all be better caregivers of land, air and water as well as the importance of recycling and repurposing. All of this is at the very heart of what humane societies do on a daily

basis. PHS is where unwanted animals go for a second and in some cases a third or fourth chance at a better life. The shelter works with unwanted animals to help them find new homes and in many cases must first restore them to good health, address training issues and in general help the animals once again find goodness in life. To that end, Posey Humane is launching their

Over Three and Free Program for cats. Any cat, three years or older, is available for adoption at no charge. We want everyone to see the joy and unconditional love these animals can provide given the opportunity. The Over Three and Free Program begins on Earth Day Tuesday, April 22. (The normal adoption application process remains the same).

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of The Posey Humane Society. Call (812)-838-3211 for more information Nugget is a handsome black and white neutered male who was born in 2012. He loves people and meeting new friends of all kinds. Nugget does great with children and other animals and would do well in just about any home environment. He has a great personality with just the right mixture of playfulness and laziness.

Birthdays April 1 - Kathy Curtis, Charles Price, David Rice, Ben Slagle and Emily Walsh April 2 -Michael Creek, Timothy Creek, Evelyn Miley, Naomi Williams, Harry Hottel III, Elizabeth Curtis, Brianna Cale Anderson, Christina Robison April 3 - Hank Hudson, Ben Nicholson, Cindy Lauf, Marc Whitfield, Cindy Betz, Lucy Lange, Anthony Mittino, Diana Rick, Abby Rogers April 4 - Jo Ellen Williams, Anna Hagedorn, Cindy Smotherman, Wilma Heriges, Roy Flock, Danielle Ries and Gary A. Schneider, Ashley Whitfield April 5 - Carrie Proctor, Neil Smith, Therese Fitzhugh, Jennifer Slagle, Ian Kurzendoerfer, Marty Crispino, Scott Roales, Loraine Eaton, Connie Wheeler April 6 - Samantha Alsop, Braden Schipp, Janet Robb, Millie Robb, Sue A. Maricle, Ashli Oglesby, Mary Jones, Grace York, Janet Hurst, Samantha Russler April 7 - Ted Rutherford, Kendra Redick, Cecile T. Effinger If you have a name to be included in the birthday calendar, please send to: Posey County News, P.O. Box 397, New Harmony, IN 47631 or email: news1@poseycountynews. com.

MARCH 30, 2004 10 YEARS AGO Winners of the Tri-State Regional Science and Engineering Fair were Samantha Tilford and Emily Deckard for first place in Junior High Team Projects. Beginning in April, Alexandrian Public Library will become the first wireless ‘hotspot’ in Mount Vernon. Crystal Gale Lowe and Alan Edgar Zenthoefer would like to announce their engagement and approaching marriage on May 15, 2004. Griffin Wiethop, second grader at South Terrace Elementary School and the son of Clint and Charlene Wiethop, is currently appearing in a local commercial for Parkview Modular Homes on Fox 7. Leslie Ricker, senior guard, became North Posey’s all-time leading scorer with 1,582 career points. The Mount Vernon Fire Department is investigating an arson fire at Kimball park in Mount Vernon. the playground equipment was set on fire. New Harmony Athlete of the Week is Amy Stallings, Mount Vernon Athlete of the Week is Matt Rice and North Posey’s is Heather Morrow. Three-year-old Crafton Grimm, son of Micky and Molly Grimm of New Harmony celebrates his birthday with a new drum set.

MARCH 28, 1989 25 YEARS AGO After an autopsy was performed by Purdue University, it has been determined that animals in the St. Philip’s area were poisened. Dana Easley is rewriting Mount Vernon’s zoning ordinance, which hasn’t been rewritten since 1966. David and Robert Morlock, Travis Vondercher, Craig Reynolds and Brent Deckard attended the Boys Scouts of America National Jamboree. Local ‘stars’ performing in ‘The Seance Murder’, a who done it mystery written by John Foland include Mark Trela, Owen Glendenning, Neva Kollker, Kathy Lindell, Jim Alsop, Scott Huck, Jerrilee Stone, Jennifer Stone, Betty Smiley, Jerry Wade, Casey Trela, Suzann Davoust, Dan Hornback and Pat Harvey. Joey Albright, Tamara Bergstrom, Michelle Lueke, John Pate, Kevin Slygh, Eric Stockton and Sarah Wooten are a few of the more than 100 blood donors at the Red Cross Blood Drive at MVSHS. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees for Mount Vernon are Arby Mason, Jim Price, Vercil Potts, Dawn DeKemper, Vollie Carr, and Jim McDurmon. New Harmony’s Richard Henry received the Kiwanis Award from coach Larry Kahle and Verlin Buller.

MARCH 27, 1964 50 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Naas are announcing the birth of a daughter Angela Gay on March 12. She weighed six pounds, 12 ounces, and was welcomed home by two brothers and a sister. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gene Axton, New Harmony. Installation of officers of Poseyville Chapter No. 394, Order of Eastern Star was conducted at the Masonic Temple. Officers installed were: Dorthothy Weber, Worthy Matron; Woodrow Racine, Worothy Patron; Christine Heneisen, Associate Matron; Lloyd Compton, Associate Patron; Cora S. Robb, Secretary; Katherine Ebert, Treasurer; Gayle Carr, Conductress; Wanda Glover, Associate Conductress; Reba Rueger, Chaplain; Mary Ann Ebert, Marshal; Betty Espenlaub, Organist; Joyce New-Ada; Clara Compton, Ruth; Betty Martin, Esther; Carolyn Garris, Martha; Mary Racine, Electa; Christine Mahrenholz, Warder and Theodore Mahrenholz, Sentinel. Larry Rutledge, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Rutledge, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and has been assigned to Lackland AFB in Texas. Miss Debby Schuler, R.R. 2, Poseyville, was honored at a ‘Sweet Sixteen’ birthday dance.

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OBITUARIES John Straight John L. Straight age 82, of Fort Branch, Ind., passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014 at Deaconness Gateway Hospital in Evansville, Ind. John was born on March 30, 1931 in Ellery, Ill., to John and Mae (Jackson) Straight, both of which precede. On August 21, 1952, in Ellery, Ill., he was married to Mary Elizabeth Smerdon, in which he faithfully shared his life with until her passing on July 12, 2012. John served in the U.S. Air Force as an AP and was assigned to the security detail at the inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was a former dairy delivery driver for Meadowgold Dairies in IllInois for a few years, then worked at Whirlpool for a brief time and eventually operated a cold catch mill for ALCOA for 28 years. John faithfully attended and was a member of Bethel Memorial Church in Princeton. Survivors include sons, Russell Straight of Wadesville, Ind., and Marvin Straight of Henderson, Ky., and daughters, Karen (Don) Marshall of Fort Branch, Ind.; Lesa (Paul) Kerney of Fort Branch, Ind., & Brenda (Kip) Huston of Fort Branch, Ind. Other survivors include brother, Bill (Stella) Straight of Wesley, Ariz.; sister, Clella (Charles) Waters of Albion, Ill., grandchildren, Stanley; Rodney & Shawn Straight; Angela Welker; Bruce Marshall; Brooke Mitchell; Kyle Marshall; Leann & Laresa Kerney; Samantha Begeman; Amanda Straight; Madison & McKenzie Hillard, great – grandchildren, Hannah, Ian & Lucas Straight; Andrew Denny; Dustin & Anna Marie Welker; Sierra & Cheyenne Straight; Bryce & Catalyn Mitchell. John is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Mary. He is also preceded in death by brother, Edgar, and sisters, Wilma Belt; Alberta Kuester; Mary Pack; Loraine Seibert; Lela Reeder; Martha Straight and Virginia Straight, grandchildren, John David Straight and great grandchildren, Rodney Jr Straight and Austin Mitchell. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Bethel Memorial Church, located at 1520 S. Main Street, Princeton, Ind., with Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating. Internment will take place at Graceland Cemetery located in Albion, Ill. Visitation was on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Bethel Memorial Church from 4 until 8 p.m., and on Saturday March 29 from 9 a.m. until time of service. The family request that memorials be made to Bethel Memorial Church at 1520 S. Main Street, Princeton, IN 47670. For more information, contact Doyle Funeral Home at 812-385-4334 or condolences may be left at www.Doylefuneralhomeprinceton.com.

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City of Mount Vernon preparing for Stellar application The City of Mount Vernon intends to apply for Community Focus Fund (CFF) program. If approved,grant funds will be used for various Community Development Block Grant projects (including possible STELLAR Grant Projects). Mayor John Tucker is asking for your help with the grant application process. The CFF grant program requires current information on the income levels of households which are located in the proposed area. It is imperative that the City obtain this information in order to qualify for grants in the targeted area. The Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana is conducting the survey for the City of Mount Vernon. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact them at (812) 423-2020 or 318 Main Street, Suite 400, Evansville, Indiana 47708. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. Those surveys and a return envelope are being mailed now.

Town-wide yard sale is April 5 in New Harmony The New Harmony Town Wide yard sale will be held on Saturday, April 5. Information will be available at the Old Mill Mart.

Posey County Election Board to hold public test The Posey County Election Board is announcing the public test of the election machines to be held on Wednesday, April 2, 10 a.m., Hovey House, 330 Walnut St, Mount Vernon, Ind.

Wolfgang, Jazz Band unite for weekend concert The Mount Vernon High School Jazz Band led by director Grant Jones and Wolfgang’s Big Jazz Band led by director Dennis Noon will present a free concert at the Mount Vernon First United Methodist Church’s Wesley Hall on Monday evening, April 7 at 7 p.m. The MVHS Jazz Band will open the concert with some of their ‘gold award winning’ selections from state competition earlier this year. Wolfgang will follow, performing some of their favorites, which will include ‘Moonlight Serenade,’ ‘Blue Skies,’ ‘In the Mood,’ ‘I Got You,’ ‘St. Louis Blues,’ ‘Georgia on My Mind,’ and ‘Get It On.’ Several of the MVHS Jazz Band members rehearse and play with Wolfgang. Among them are Andy Johnson, Chris Carner and Austin Crissup on saxophone, Jacob Johnson on trombone and Logan Reeves on trumpet. Each of them will be featured on special solos. MVHS Band Booster President Twyala Carner is the organizer of this event and hopes concert-goers will be generous with their applause as well as free-will donations to the MVHS Band. Noon, himself a 1960 graduate from the MVHS Band, has stated, “Barriers disappear, when youth and adults sit down together to play music…it’s all about the right notes, the right rhythms, mutual respect and staying together. How good is that?”

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Cynthiana Alumni hold 100th Annual Meeting The Cynthiana Alumni Association invites members, guests and 2014 graduates to the 100th Annual Meeting at the Cynthiana Community Center on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Reception 11 a.m., with the meal served at noon. Cost per person for the meal is $9 and the annual dues are $3. Those who attended and/or graduated from Cynthiana High School are invited to come and help celebrate 100 years, Send reservations and payment by April 18, 2014, to: Janet Reisinger, 2013 Westbrook Blvd., Evansville, IN 47720. For more information, please call 812-464-5501 Cell: 812406-0607 or Greta Mounts, PO Box 100, Cynthiana, IN 47612, at 812-845-2874 Cell 812-455-8977.

Spring into Action and ‘Get Fit’ for Relay Team Wassmer is sponsoring group exercise classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6 p.m. beginning Tuesday, April 1. Cost is $5 per session with all proceeds going to NP Relay for Life. Classes will be held at St. Francis cafeteria in Poseyville. Certified instructors will provide cardio/strength on Tuesday and strength/stretch on Thursday. Please bring a mat or large towel and hand weights (not required). These classes are designed for those ages 16 and over. For more information, please contact Kim Wassmer at 874-2480 or Cinda Wassmer at 673-4744.

Ronald Lee Gatlin Sr., 73, of Mount Vernon, passed away on his birthday, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Deaconess Hospice. He was born March 26, 1941, in Madisonville, Ky., to the late Walter C. and R tt )G tli Rena G G. (P (Patterson) Gatlin. He worked at CSX as a Railroader for 42 years, was a member of the UTU Union and was a Conductor Trainman. He was a member of New Bethel Southern Baptist Church, Model A. Restorers Club, Mustang Club and was past President of Burdette Park BMX Track. He was an avid Numismatic (coin collector). He attended a Walk to Emmaus Religious Retreat and was deeply moved by his experience there. Ronald is survived by his wife, Edna Ruth ‘Edi’ (Pardue) Gatlin; daughter, Michelle (Brian) Gatlin Johnston, of Evansville; sons, Michael Lee Gatlin, of Evansville and Ronald Lee Gatlin II, of OTallon, Mo.; grandchildren, Brandon and Brittany Johnston, Cassidy Gatlin and Atalie Simmons; and sister, Rebecca (Wayne) Gatlin Lett, of Virginia Beach, Va. Services were 2 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Rev. Mark Lowe, with entombment in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Deaconess Hospice. Condolences may be online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com

Father Robert Adolph Deig Father Robert Adolph Deig, 88, died March 28, 2014, at University Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Evansville, where he lived following his retirement in 2008, from active ministry in the Catholic Diocese of Evansville, where he served 58 years. Father Deig was born July 28, 1925, in Posey County, the son of Henry and Dena (Relleke) Deig. He completed his studies at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad. Most Rev. Henry J. Grimmelsman, Bishop of Evansville, ordained him to the priesthood on June 3, 1950. Father Deig served eight parishes in the diocese, including St. John the Baptist, Vincennes; St. Anthony of Padua, Evansville; St. Agnes, Evansville; Holy Rosary, Evansville; St. Simon, W hi t Sts. St Peter P t andd Paul, Haubstadt; Christ the King, Evansville; and St. John, Daylight, Evansville. Washington; He taught at Mater Dei High School during his assignment to St. Agnes Parish, and he served from 1952-1967, as superintendent of Reitz Memorial High School. He also served on the finance committee of Evansville’s Magister Noster Latin School. Father Deig served as Dean of the diocese’s Washington Deanery, and as Dean of the Princeton Deanery. Most Rev. Francis R. Shea appointed him Director of the Holy Year in 1975, and appointed him to a five-year term on the Diocesan Council of Priests in 1989. Father Deig is survived by two sisters, Mary Catherine Reasor, of Owensboro, Ky., and Rita Keown of Huntsville, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Victor and Delbert; and a sister, Antoinette Deig. Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at University Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1236 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714. Visitation will continue at St. Benedict Cathedral, 1328 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714, from 3 to 7 p.m., when a Vigil for Father Deig will be held. Visitation also will be held from 8 to 10 am. Thursday, April 3, 2014, at St. Philip Catholic Church, Posey County, 3500 St. Philip Road South, Mount Vernon, IN 47620, followed immediately by a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Philip. Most Rev. Charles C. Thompson will celebrate the Mass, with Concelebrants Most Rev. Gerald A. Gettelfinger, Bishop Emeritus of Evansville, and Priests of the Diocese of Evansville. Internment will follow in the Priests’ Circle at Saint Philip Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Priests’ Retirement Endowment through the Catholic Foundation of Southwestern Indiana. Ziemer Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www. ziemerfuneralhome.com.

FFA Annual Banquet slated for April 10 The Mount Vernon FFA Annual Banquet will be held at the Mount Vernon High School Cafeteria on April 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. FFA Treasurer Cameron Frazier will speak. Please RSVP by April 1 via email or phone reesede@ msdmv.k12.in.us or 812838-5927.

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Volunteers sought for April 6 clean up New Harmony Day With thoughts of sprucing up New Harmony, the call is going out to volunteers of all ages seeking help to pick up trash along Maple Hill Road and East Church Street on Wednesday, April 2, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Anyone wanting to volunteer should show up at 4:30 p.m. at the parking lot of Maple Hill Cemetery. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. According to Andrew Wilson, who is heading up the project, lots of special activities are planned for New Harmony this spring and the community needs to look its best. “In addition to adult volunteers, school children and scouts are also being recruited to help with the clean-up,” Wilson said. “This gives the youth an excellent opportunity to fulfill community service badges, and the adults who participate are setting a great example for the youth.” If you have questions about the project, contact Karen Walker, 430-4148. Both Wilson and Walker are members of the New Harmony Town Council.

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Ellen B. Fleming, 94, of Bartow, Fla., formerly of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Bartow Center. She was born September 18, 1919 in Savah, Indiana to the late Virgil R. and Olivia (LaDuke) Bundy. Ell hhas bbeen a resident id of Bartow since 2010. She Ellen was a retired Manager in Public Housing. She was a Charter member of Harvestime Temple and a member of the Bartow First Assembly of God. Ellen was an accomplished seamstress who competed in Indiana State Fair and she enjoyed reading and sewing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence L. Fleming; brothers, Harold and Bill Bundy. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Pfingston and husband Rev. Roy of Bartow, Fla.; sons; Daniel W. Fleming and wife Pam of Evansville, David L. Fleming and wife Karen of Mount Vernon; brother, Paul Bundy and wife Wanda of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Harvestime Temple with Pastor Mark Tabor officiating and burial to follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Schneider Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Harvestime Temple, 101 Roosevelt Drive, Mount Vernon, IN 47620. Condolences may be made online at www. schneiderfuneralhome.com

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Friends of APL Dinner set Monday, May 12 will be the Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Friends of the Alexandrian Public Library. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the meal being served at 6:15 p.m. The event will take place in the meeting room of the library. Our featured speaker will be Frank D. Watson as Doctor Benjamin Franklin, and his wife Barbara will be attending as Goody Franklin. They will be joining us for dinner and will be in character all evening. This year The Grandy’s Restaurant will be catering our meal. The price of the fried chicken

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dinner will be $10 per person and reservations must be at the library by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 1. For the reader’s convenience, a reservation form to attend the dinner is available at the Circulation Desk at the Alexandrian Public Library. Please make checks payable to Friends of APL. The menu will consist of your choice of fried chicken or meatless lasagna, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, coleslaw, roll and iced tea. Dessert has yet to be determined. A short business meeting and election of officers for 2014 - 2015 will follow the dinner portion of the meeting. The speaker portion of the evening will be free to the public and all are invited to attend. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Ben and Goody Franklin. If you forget your camera don’t worry, we will be taking pictures all evening! Frank D. Watson will be presenting his program in first person as Doctor Benjamin Franklin. As Dr. Benjamin Franklin of The Franklin Road he brings Ben Franklin’s focus on health, wealth and wisdom to life for businesses, communities, libraries, schools, families, and individuals. Watson and his wife Barbara participate in living history and rendezvous where they do business as Ben and Goody Franklin. They sell books having to do with the American Revolution.

Elks Lodge kicks off Prevent Child Abuse Awareness Month Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m., communities across the state will gather together simultaneously for pinwheels for prevention ceremonies marking the need to prevent child abuse in Indiana. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and in Posey County a special ceremony will take place at the Elks Lodge in Mount Vernon. Statewide, DCS is working with local Prevent Child Abuse Indiana councils, court-appointed special advocates (CASAs) as well as other child advocacy groups and local officials, to unite families, neighbors, professionals and policy-

makers in the concerted effort to identify and address the issues that lead to abuse or neglect. DCS, child advocacy groups and local government officials understand the realities that can lead to family crises. Child abuse prevention is a cause that should mobilize our communities to blend our resources, talents and efforts in order to protect vulnerable children. There is tremendous work being done to protect our children in the State of Indiana, but there is always opportunity for each of us to do more. There are currently many children in Posey County

being served by DCS. On April 8, a special pinwheels for prevention garden will be planted on the front lawn of the Posey County Prosecutor’s office at 330 Walnut Street, Mount Vernon. At 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, a short ceremony will highlight the importance of child abuse prevention efforts in the county. Prosecutor Travis Clowers and DCS will make short remarks. Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed April as Prevent Child Abuse Awareness Month in Indiana. The governor will kick off the Marion County ceremony at the Indiana State House.

p.m. - Library Lil. Shout Out for volunteers. Call Ryan today: Green Thumb? - tidy up the front flower beds; Know how to paint? - our front step railing needs painting; Show

off your WMI? - be a Gallery/Museum monitor 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. during Heritage Days in April (Wed 23, Thurs 24, Fri 25) Call us 682-4806 - Always be on the inside.

WMI Insider The Town Wide Yard Sale is April 5. Sign up to be on the map at The Mill Mart for $5. Ongoing program Thursdays - 10:30 a.m. Preschool story time and 6:30

Veterans Corner : New Veterans’ Service Officer Posey County Veterans Service Officer will be out of the office March 31 thru April 4 for training. Please feel free to leave a message on the office phone at 838-8372 or e-mail me, dave. sharber@poseycountygov.com and I will contact you when I return to the office on April 8.

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A poet and a professor This April 7 at 6 p.m. come celebrate National Poetry Month with us at the library.USI English Professor Matthew Graham, director of creative writing, will talk about his life and share some of his poetry. This is a free program and all ages are invited to attend and enjoy. Easter Egg Hunt On April 11 at 6 p.m. we will be holding our annual Family Storytime Easter Egg Hunt. This is a fun Easter event for the whole family. Easter egg hunt on the playground (weather permitting), treasure hunt for bunnies and chicks in the library, stories and songs,

games and prizes, pictures with the Easter Bunny, an easy craft and refreshments. Registration is required and is now open. National Library Week Join us April 13 through April 19 for a celebration of libraries. Take part in our library scavenger hunt for a chance to win a $50 VISA gift card. Visit with our staff and explore the library. Getting Crafty On April 14 at 6 p.m. and April 15 at 10 a.m. we are giving the adults a chance to get crafty with Pom pom chicks and bunnies. You must register to take part in this program and must be eighteen or older to attend.

In preparation for the upcoming Plein Air Paint Out in New Harmony, Street Department manager Bobby Grider and Caleb Harvey started setting up the tables in Murphy Park on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Zach Straw

PC Democrat Geranium Sale scheduled Johnson United Methodist Church in New Harmony will their annual Geranium Sale on Saturday, April 12 Women host befromholding 10 am. - noon. Color choices are red, pink, white, fuchand salmon. Plants will be $4.75 each. To reserve your April 3 BINGO sia, plants you may call the church office at 682-4648. Posey County Democrat Women’s Club BINGO, ‘A Relay For Life Fundraiser’ will be held April 3, 2014, at the American Legion Post 5, Mount Vernon, Ind. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., BINGO starts at 6:30 p.m. The cost is only $5 to play and there will be a Silent Auction, Cash Prizes and Door Prizes with refreshments available.

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New Harmonie Healthcare Center will hold a town yard sale April 5, 2014, from 7 a.m. to noon. Proceeds will go to the funding of a new golf cart for the residents to use. Donations for both the yard sale and funding of the golf cart are gladly accepted. Please contact the Activities Department at 812-682-4104 for any additional information or to drop off donations.

The Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery is sponsoring a Kid’s Mini-Workshop on Saturday, April 12 during the Sixteenth Annual First Brush of Spring Paint Out. The session is from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Murphy Park Shelter House. Jamie Rasure will coordinate the event which will provide children the opportunity to create original art which they may enter into the Youth

Competition at the Paint Out. Pre-registration is required. Deadline for registration is April 1. Hoosier Salon children’s programs are offered free to all children and some supplies will be furnished. Children younger than 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to enroll a child, call Jamie, at (812) 673-2777 or 483-2357.

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Bridges of Hope Fair Trade, a mission of First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, Ind., will be very busy Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6. Look for our booth at the 67th Annual Home Show on the Concourse in the Ford Center and The Women's Hospital Women's Weekend Away in the New Harmony Inn and Conference Center. You will find gifts from around the world - baskets from Ghana, jewelry from South Africa, scarves from Ecuador, and more. Find us on Facebook at Bridges of Hope Fair Trade or on the web at www.firstumcmv/mission/boh.

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National Bookmobile Day Our bookmobile will be available for you to inspect in our parking lot on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Want to register? The library offers multiple ways you can register, including: on the web, by phone, and in person. You can register well in advance by going to our website at www.apl.lib.in.us. Can’t register on-line? Call the Adult Information Desk at (812) 838-3286 or visit the Adult Information Desk in person. Our library staff representative will be ready to assist you and answer your questions. Check out our Facebook page and Like us.

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SOCIAL Autism Awareness, Fun Day set for April 19 There will be a Autism Awareness and Fun Day at the Posey County 4-H Fair Ground located at 111 Harmony Township Road in New Harmony, Ind. from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be venders, information for families living with autism, games, basket auction, corn hole tournament, a walk for autism, inflata-

bles are being brought out for a fundraiser. The admission is free. The walk, basket auction and corn hole tournament are fundraisers. Please bring your neighbors and friends and family members and enjoy the day for a great event. Anyone that would like to help with the basket auction or other activities

please contact Kim Peerman 812-483-9392 for information. If you would like to have a table or help the day of the event you may contact Kim Peerman or Chris Hoehn at 812-449-9909. To sign up for the corn hole please contact John Harriss at 812-305-2105 or at jharris@vectren. com.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake and Silent Auction on April 6

Scouts Pack 385 recently held their Pinewood Derby at First United Methodist Church. Each Scout designed, built and decorated their own car (with some help from an adult.) The cars raced against each other using a double-elimination tournament, and Colton Green received the First Place trophy with his car, Drag-Fly. Beau Baldwin received Second Place with his Mustang. The scouts also voted for the car they thought looked the best. Beau Baldwin’s Mustang received the trophy for Best Looking. Charlene Baldwin was the winner in the adult category with her amazing car, Tippecanoe, which was actually shaped like a canoe. Pictured above are back row l to r: Andy White, Colton Green, Beau Baldwin and Cub Master Eric Brault. Middle row is Jamie Peters, Austin Powell and Alex Brault. Front row is Joey Peters and Nicholas Brault. Photo submitted

2014 Mayor’s Art Award nominations sought The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Mayor’s Arts Awards. These prestigious

awards are given annually, and recognize individuals who have made significant or innovative arts contributions to the community.

Nomination forms are now available at artswin. org/mayors-art-awards, and will be accepted through Thursday, May 8. Committee review of the nominations will occur in May, with an award notification in June. The Arts Council will hold a public press conference to announce the award recipients on June 18 at 10 a.m., in the Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation gallery. Winners of the Mayor’s Arts Awards will be honored at Tropicana Evansville on Thursday, August 21. Any questions about Mayor’s Arts Awards can be directed to the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana at (812) 422-2111 or info@artswin.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting its third annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Sunday, April 6 at Posey Lanes, Mount Vernon. Help Big Brothers Big Sisters get additional mentoring matches implemented throughout Posey County by collecting donations and then come celebrate with a free game of bowling, a free t-shirt, and lots of prizes. Bowling sessions are Noon, 1:15, 2:30, or 3:45 p.m. so register soon to get your preferred time. Go to the Bowl for Kids’ Sake website, www. bbbsov.org/bowlposey or call Ann McDonald (812760-3947) to register. Check out the bowler incentive from Tracy Zeller Jewelry. Check out our silent auction during the bowling event, open from

11:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., don’t miss it. Or give the greatest gift, mentor a child. Call Jordan Johnson at 812-781-2750 for information on how to become

a mentor. The children of Posey County thank you for supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters. All funds raised benefit Posey County.

Town-Wide Yard Sale set for New Harmony New Harmony’s Town-Wide Yard Sale, sponsored by New Harmony Business Associates, will be on Saturday, April 5. To be placed on the map contact the Old Mill Mart at 812-682-4705, and the cost will be $5. The deadline is April 2, and the maps will be available on Friday, April 4 at the Old Mill Mart.

Relay for Life Fundraiser slated for April 5 Bill’s Team for Relay for Life is holding a bake sale on Saturday, April 5 from 8:30 - noon at 133 Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ind., in front of 3 Chicks Fudgery (the corner of Second and Main Streets.) Orders will also be taken for 3 Chick Fudgery Fudge and will be delivered in time for Easter. Please contact Cheryl at 812-781-9611, Anna at 812-8389642 or Kasia at 812-499-3614 with any questions or to place an order. Help us finish the fight by racing for a cure. Wear a Nascar shirt with a number on it and receive $1 off your bake sale purchase.

Nazarene Church to host fundraiser to St. Matthew Golf Scramble set for April 26 The fifth annual St. Matthew Alumni and Friends Golf benefit blind April 5 Scramble will be Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Western Hills There will be a soup supper to benefit the local blind kids that will be held at the Nazarene Church on Steammill in New Harmony at 5 p.m. on Saturday April 5. There will be soup, sandwiches, drinks and desserts. Donation only. Call Jeanette Sturgell at 812-319-3021 with any questions.

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Local author Sandy Andrews is announcing her schedule for the month of April. Sandy is from Cynthiana and writes historical fiction. If, you have not had a chance to meet her and would like to she will be at the following events. April 12 at the Posey

County 4-H grounds for the Posey County Pound Puppies Spring event from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., and April 13 at the Central Library in Evansville l:30-3:30 p.m. There she will be participating with other authors presenting their books. There will then be time for book signings. April

l7 at the Alexandrian Public Library in Mount Vernon 10:30 a.m. - noon and April 19 at the Touch of Heaven gift shop in Washington, Ind. from 9:30-l l :30 a.m. If you have purchased one of her books and would like to add to your collection these events would be a good time to do just that. Sandy will be glad to sign any book you already have. Sandy has written a trilogy of books titled Best Friends. Best Friends Southern Indiana I860 is the story of four young adults here in Southern Indiana on the Wabash

River. How they become involved in the Underground Railroad and it’s effect on their lives. The rescue of three run- away slaves starts them each on new adventures that they’ll never forget. Best Friends Beth Keeps Her Promise I861 - I865 is the continuation of book one. Read about how these young adults become more MACHINE QUILTING SERVICE involved in the Civil War and the Underground RailDo you have unfinished quilts? road. Come follow Zane the Let me finish them! young man in the book who Call Mary @ 812-568-9078 joins the Union Army and or 812-673-4385 become a spy in the Secret Service. Book one and two are available in the Lincoln Home Gift shop in Springfield, IL. In order for them to be there they must be 100 percent historical correct. Best Friends the Great Depression 1929-1933 is the final book in the trilogy. Follow the descendants of Rae, Dawn, Beth and Zane. Come take a stroll on the country lanes and roads with their grandchildren, Sara, Tucker and Avery. See how these young adults have many fun adventures as well as finding ways to help others. On one of their adventures they explore a very old house rumored to be haunted. They just know there are no such things as ghost, or are there. Waitresses Joey-Kay Swartz and Marie Cartwright serve up food, drink and laughs Sandy is working on her with patrons of the Saint Philip Inn on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Zach Straw fourth book The Captains Twins. She hopes to release it sometime this summer. This local author enjoys meeting her readers and talking with any size groups. She can be reached at (812)8452312.

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We have a scheduling conflict with the date for the Tuesday, April 1 Posey County Retired Education Association lunch at Trinity United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon. We have rescheduled our meeting for Monday, April 7 at Trinity United Church of Christ at noon. Please call Sonie Torzewski at 985-3738 or email her at sonietorzewski@gmail.com for a reservation by Tuesday, April 1. The cost of the meal will be $10. The program will be a performance by the Mount Vernon High School Choir.


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Missionaries Around the World: Matthew Barnes and Family

Matthew Barnes is blessed to have an incredible Christian heritage. Growing up in a pastor’s family, he learned early the importance of ministering to others. Matthew’s father is the pastor of Hope Baptist Church in Sunman, Indiana,

and Matthew is a missionary sent out of HBC. He and his five siblings maintain a close relationship with each other and are all faithful members of HBC. Matthew and his wife, Miriam, recognize the importance of consistent church

attendance, Scripture study and memorization, and are teaching these vital parts of spiritual growth to their three children. Matthew was called to preach at the age of 19, and after 7 years of Biblical study

Call out for Community Choir members for Good Friday The Mount Vernon Ministerial Association will be holding its yearly Community Good Friday Service, April 18 from 12:05 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. It will be held this year at Faith United Methodist Church at 231 Wolfin Street in Mount Vernon. Frank Liberti is organizing a Community Choir to assist with the music for this service. Frank will be holding two choir rehearsals,

and on-the-job-training, he was ordained January 11, 2003. He has had the opportunity to minister in many different venues over the years: from revivals to church services, weddings to funerals, and rescue missions to the Indiana Statehouse. Matthew worked for several years bi-vocationally with a desire to go into full-time ministry. In the fall of 2004, after listening to a sermon on ministering to political leaders, God placed a burden on Matthew’s heart to begin a ministry in the Indiana Statehouse. A short time later, he founded the Public Servants’ Prayer. This was the banner Matthew worked under prior to associating with the national organization that provides accountability and administrative support. The Public Servants’ Prayer ministry continues, however, to provide tools designed to assist churches and individuals in prayer for elected leaders. Since 2004, the Statehouse ministry has expanded in more ways than could have been imagined. God has pro-

Tuesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 10. Both choir rehearsals will begin at 6:30p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church. Please plan to attend at least one of the two rehearsals at your convenience, and both if possible. We invite choir members from all area churches to volunteer to come and sing in this ecumenical service. If you Free meal every Thursday, love to sing, but are not currently a church memserving from 5 to 6 p.m. at ber, we also invite you to come and sing. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. Singles, couples and families. No preaching, just good eating. $8. Thursday, March 27 – Our tent will be located in the parking lot of Auto Zone on the corner of 4th and Mill Breakfast Casserole, French Streets. We will be selling lunches from 11 Toast, Sausage, Juice a.m. until we run out. These great lunches sell out fast, so we highly recommend that you call the church today, at 838-5445 to reserve your lunches, or fax an order to 838-4881, or e-mail Women and teens in your order to mtvstjohns@sbcglobal.net. Posey County are invited to attend a free Women’s Health Fair with the WOW Bus on Thursday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. the imagination. He was not reporting any Francis Xavier Church, 10 second-hand observations or reporting what North St. Francis Avenue, others told him of their experiences. People Poseyville, Indiana. were out to get him and he knew it. While on the WOW Bus, And he responded to them in a way that women participate in an sets the Christian standard for revenge. He educational session and turned the matter over to God. He began by receive a free confidential affirming his relationship to God by declar- mini-physical including ing, “I come to you for protection, O Lord height, weight, Body Mass my God. Save me from my persecutors.” Index (BMI), blood presHe knew exactly where to go and what to sure, and glucose screen do to solve his problem and heal his wound- (parental consent needed ed heart: He went to His Lord knowing that for teens under 18). Pregonly He could save him from the harm that nancy testing is also availothers would do to him if they could. able upon request. We must do as David did. We must call In addition to the colorupon the Lord to be our Defense and De- ful WOW Bus, Friona said fender in times of need. there will be a ‘traditional

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St. John’s Episcopal to host Pork Chop Lunch On Friday April 11 St. John’s Episcopal Church is hosting its 12th Annual Pork Chop Lunch Fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life. Each packaged lunch includes Darrin Seitz’s Famous Slo-Smoked Mo Better Pork Chop Sandwich, with Darrin's personal barbeque sauce on the side. The lunch also comes with baked beans, potato salad, and pickle and onions for only

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St. Peter’s UMC Craft Fair, Bake Sale set for April 5 St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 2800 St. Phillips Road will have their Annual Flea Market, Craft Fair, Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be door prizes drawn every 15 minutes. Lots of great buys and fun. Food will be available. If you would like to have a booth or need more information, please call 812-9855143.

St. Peter’s UMC to hold egg hunt St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 2800 St. Phillips Road will have a Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Open to ages 0 - 12. Enjoy visiting with the Easter Bunny, making crafts, playing games, and learn the true meaning of Easter. Bring your own basket and a canned good for our local food pantry. Lunch will be provided for all who attend.

The Clothes Hanger to open The Back to School Opening of ‘The Clothes Hanger,’ a children’s clothing bank at Old Union Christian Church, is set for Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to noon in the church basement. The store provides free clothing, new and gently used children’s sizes newborn through 18, for area families needing assistance. Jackets and shoes are available in limited sizes. Old Union Christian Church is located approximately 2.5 miles north of Poseyville on Highway 165. For more information call (812) 963-6266 or (812) 454-1797. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and check-out the large selection.

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No one is or ever has been immune from being hurt or harmed by arrows of anger that come from those we thought were our friends. Sometimes the statements that shame and slam us even come from members of our own family. And, unfortunately, some of us may even be guilty of doing to others what they have done to us and caused them pain and sleepless nights. We all know the feelings of pain and panic that come from ‘word wounds’ and the problems they have caused us. David faced the same issues. He spoke of those who persecuted him and wanted to tear him to pieces as a lion destroys its prey. They rage and do wickedness, bring iniquity and bear falsehood and caused him trouble. Those powerful words leave very little to

vided Matthew with incredible opportunities to lead Bible Studies, Chapel Services, Annual Prayer Services and Pastors’ Statehouse Days. These events, combined with faithful interaction within the Capitol community, have opened many doors for sharing the Good News of the Gospel and the testimonies of God’s faithfulness. In addition, Matthew travels to many churches throughout the state with an extended vision. He desires to see them gain a passion for ministry to their individual elected leaders through prayer, encouragement, and the Word of God. Matthew is thrilled to be a part of a ministry that is unique and specific in its goal to ‘Reach the Capitol Community for Christ.’ Matthew Barnes, P.O. Box 2004, Indianapolis Ind.

health fair’ set up at the church to provide information on smoking cessation, mental health, affordable dental referrals, alcohol and drug abuse, and other topics important to women’s health. Pharmacy students will be available to assist with medication education, so those who are interested should bring medications with them. The fair will also offer individual nutrition counseling for women. Two licensed Indiana Navigators will also be present at the fair to help participants find health insurance coverage options through the HealthCare. gov Marketplace, including completing eligibility and enrollment forms. For in-

surance enrollment, participants should bring identification and proof of income. There will be no charge for services during the Women’s Health Fair. Walk-ins are welcome, but to make an appointment on the WOW Bus or for transportation assistance to the church, call Molly at 812/568-0162. For more information about SWI-AHEC, contact: Jane Friona, Executive Director, Southwest Indiana AHEC, College of Nursing and Health Professions, HP 2090, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, Indiana 47712, 812/4615446, jefriona@usi.edu, http://www.usi.edu/swiahec

disasters we have been experiencing the last few decades are all things that need to occur for the end time events to come to pass. All is not lost however. Jesus Christ shed His blood for the salvation of mankind and no matter how bad it gets here He is coming back to set

up His kingdom. Will you be part of that kingdom? Christ said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man cometh unto the Father but by me.” (John 14:6). Put your faith in Jesus Christ. We may be months, years or even decades away but the process has started for His return.

Sermon of the Week: Russia’s Next Move? By Pastor Timothy Johnson, Countryside Baptist Church Three weeks ago I wrote in this column about the Russia invasion of the Ukraine and how it could be a precursor to the invasion of Israel described in Ezekiel 38-39. The reason it could be putting the puzzle pieces together to fulfill that prophecy is because Gomer invades with Russia and her allies (Ezekiel 38:6) and the Biblical Gomer has the same borders as present day Ukraine, to include Crimea. The straightest line by land from Russia to Israel an army would need to travel through Georgia, Turkey and Syria. Turkey, the Biblical Togarmah, is also in the alliance of invading nations (Ezekiel 38:6). If Russia takes a more easterly route, going through Iran instead of Turkey, then the path would also take them through Armenia and Azerbaijan. Iran, the Biblical Persia, is one of the invaders as well (Ezekiel 38:5). So how does the Russian invasion of Crimea play into all this? The Ukraine (Gomer) will invade Israel with Russia at some future date. The Ukraine must either be allies of Russia or part of Russia her-

self. It appears as the latter is coming true. As I write this, around noon on March 21st. Russia has yet to send her troops into the Ukraine beyond Crimea. Russia not attempting to take more of the Ukraine seems unlikely. With Russia annexing some of the Ukraine it also is unlikely that the Ukraine would join Russia in an invasion of another country unless the Russian flag is flying over Kiev. History tells us that once military giants start taking over the little guys next door they normally don’t stop at one. This does not bode well for Georgia, Armenia or Azerbaijan. There may be others on Russia’s hit list as well. In the prophecy of Ezekiel 38 the list of invaders ends with the words, “and many people with thee.” Therefore, other nations than those listed will be involved. Russia already has a small military presence in Moldova on the southwest side of the Ukraine. There is more than just land at stake here. Russia could do a lot to cripple the US economy. Russia is the largest oil producer in the world and oil

is traded in US dollars. What would happen if Russia would start excepting payment for her oil with anything but the dollar, such as gold or even rubles? The American and world economy would enter into chaos. President Reagan won the cold war by collapsing the Soviet economy by forcing her to keep up in the arms race. Don’t think for one minute the Russians didn’t learn something about economic warfare from being on the losing side of that one. The Bible tells us half way through the future tribulation period the Antichrist will establish a mark for everyone to have in order to buy or sell. A world currency will be established; the world’s economy will be in a mess and these measures will be an attempt to fix it (Revelation 13:16-18). Things needed to be done on the world stage, alliances formed and crisis take shape. America of past generations would not have accepted an Antichrist, but the moral, spiritual, economic and political climate of America today is much more antagonistic to the beliefs and ideas of her founders and more exceptive to the

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Mount Vernon students benefit from Pfister’s High Ability Program By Lois Mittino Gray ability categories: General Intelligence, Math, and English/ Retirement at the end of this school year is a little bitter- Language Arts. In 2011-12, 468 students were in the HA sweet for Jody Pfister, Mount Vernon School District Direc- program, 2012-13 was 506, and this year has 514. They are tor of Curriculum, Grants and Testing. She is looking for- encouraged to develop the Seven C’s of Gifted Education: ward to a well-deserved rest after thirty five content, communication, confidence, critical years in education, but acknowledges that thinking, creativity, collaboration and comit is such an innovative time in high ability mitment. teaching material development that she hates Pfister is glad the state does fund the proto leave right now. gram with a base amount and then some During a presentation to the Mount Veradded per student. HA funds can range from non School Board in March, she showed $24,500 at small Cannelton to $152,700 at examples of resources that focus on short Indianapolis Public Schools. Mount Vernon snippets of text in content areas that keeps received $34,502 this year, with $31,650 gocurrent with daily changes and any teacher ing toward Ms. Pfister’s salary and benefits. can easily use. “This is so robust and difThe remainder goes to tests, STEM programs ferentiates instruction for any level.” She such as Foss Science Kits and Sea Perch, gave another example of an online reading iPads, and ITunes vouchers. “We are not doresource, such as paragraphs from Wizard of ing a pullout program anymore, but support Oz for third graders, that has the teacher put our teachers by purchasing materials for difJody Pfister in lexile scores (reading level) and the text ferentiation of learning. This can help all levwill change to meet that ability level. “Everyone gets the els and trickle on down to Title1, too,” she said. same story, but at the level they can read it, so it helps high An IDOE professional has offered suggestions for the and low ability students,” she said enthusiastically. MVHS program that Pfister thinks will be helpful. Dr. KrisPfister explained that Skyward’s Student Identification tie Spears Neumeister, who teaches at Ball State University, Tracker is now being used to identify students in three high advised testing students in second instead of first grade,

testing in transitional grades five and eight, monitoring students in Kindergarten for signs of high ability all year long, and using more data at the high school level to identify. She would like these students identified using PSAT scores, NWEA scores, scores of Algebra and English ECA tests, AP scores and a tool called AP Potential developed by the College Board. Pfister also has a Broad Based Planning Committee that advises her made up of two school board members, four teachers, two administrators, five parents and one community member. They will meet on April 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the District Office to plan the future of the high ability program. The retiring educator is proud of the achievement her high ability students have made in the past school year. All 100 percent passed Algebra 1 ECA with a Pass Plus, 92 percent achieved Pass Plus in English10 ECA testing and 81.24 percent are graduating with Academic Honors Diplomas. In junior high, all 100 percent passed Algebra 1 that took the test in grade eight. Pfister reminisced over her time with the program with pride. “When I first started with it, we offered services to just grades three, four, and five. Now we identify and serve from K-12 as the state requires and offer our teachers much support, especially with the new online resources being developed.”

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Kentucky Wesleyan spring Open House set for April 5 Whether considering college options after high school or transferring to finish a degree, Kentucky Wesleyan College invites high school and college transfer students to the Spring Open House on Saturday, April 5. Students may explore nearly 40 academic majors and pre-professional programs and learn about the KWC 4 Year Graduation Guarantee and the 3 Year Degree Option. The Open House will also include tours of the campus, and presentations on student life, financial aid and scholarships, which will include information on the new Academic Achievement Award, NCAA college athletics, and study abroad opportunities. Lunch for students and their families on-campus and optional tours of Owensboro will also be part of the scheduled events. The Open House will kick-off with registration beginning at 8:30am CDT in the Winchester Community Center with the program set to begin at 9am CDT. Registrations may be made online at www.kwc.edu/visit or by calling the KWC Admissions Office at 270-852-3120. Walk-ins will also be welcome.

South Terrace Elementary sets date for annual Student Talent Show South Terrace Elementary School would like to invite you to attend our annual Student Talent Show on Friday April 4 at 7 p.m. The show will be held at North Posey High School in the Auditorium and admission is free. We have some very talented students who have been practicing for the show. This year will feature many different acts including, singing, dancing, martial arts, comedy skits & more. The kindergartners will perform a fun song at their very first talents show and the sixth graders will perform some skits in their very last show. So moms, dads & grandparents don’t forget your camera. The show is open to the public, and we hope you plan able to attend.

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Hoosier Boosters 4-H Club News By Robyn Bender, Reporter The Hoosier Boosters 4-H club met on March 19 in the North Posey Ag room at 7 o’clock. The meeting began with the pledges and officer reports. It was announced that project enrollment forms are due on April 30. Share the Fun ideas were then discussed. The meeting was ended at 8 o’clock with a game of basketball. The next meeting will be held on April 2 at 7 o’clock in the North Posey Ag room.

MVSHS After Prom set for April 12 The 2014 Mount Vernon High School After Prom will be held this year following the Prom on April 12, 2014. This is a drug and alcohol free after prom party beginning at 12:30 a.m. until 3:30 a.m. We are in need of your support once again in the form of cash donations and volunteers. This worthwhile event cannot happen without the support of the community. If you wish to help out in any way, please call Julie Keitel at 812-455-4702.

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Immunization Clinics to be held The Posey County Health Department will hold free walk-in Immunization Clinics on Monday mornings from 8-11 a.m. and on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise posted) for: - Children that do not have health insurance - Children that have Medicaid - Children that are underinsured (insurance that does not cover vaccines) - Children that are American Indian or Alaskan Native - Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. (The child may come with another adult if the parent/guardian dates & signs a letter naming the adult and child, giving the adult permission to bring the child). -A complete shot record showing all immunizations since birth is required. -Children should wear short sleeves and eat before coming to the clinic. Please call the Posey County Health Department if you have questions 812-8381330. Per Indiana Law IC-20-34-4 and Adminis-

trative Code 410 IAC 1-1, children attending school in the state of Indiana are required to be immunized against certain diseases or file a religious or medical waiver. The following is a list of the minimum immunization requirements for the 2014-2015 school year set by the Indiana State Department of Health: Three to five-year-old 3 Hep B (Hepatitis B), 4 DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis), 3 Polio (Inactivated Polio), 1 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), and 1 Varicella Kindergarten 3 Hep B, 5 DTaP, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 2 Varicella, and 2 Hep A (Hepatitis A) Grades First - Fifth 3 Hep B, 5 DTaP, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, and 2 Varicella Grades Sixth - Eleventh 3 Hep B, 5 DTaP, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 2 Varicella, 1 Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis), and 1 MCV4 (Meningococcal conjugate) Grade Twelvth 3 Hep B, 5 DTaP, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 2 Varicella, 1 Tdap, and 2 MCV4

High School summer camp explores careers in healthcare Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (SWI-AHEC) is offering a three-day summer health careers exploration program for regional high school students interested in careers in healthcare. Designed for students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in fall 2014, the non-residential summer camp will be held June 16, 17, and 18 at the University of Southern Indiana in the Health Professions Center. The fee is $25, and financial assistance is available. Space is limited. Participants will engage in hands-on, interactive ac-

tivities with regional higher education institutions and healthcare facilities. Students living in Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties are eligible to apply. “Fifteen of Indiana’s 50 hottest jobs are in healthcare,” said Jane Friona, executive director of SWIAHEC. “High school students often don’t realize the variety of careers available in health care or the education required to pursue these careers. These camps will engage participants in activities and experiences

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Marrs, German, Black, Perry Township and Wadesville Fire and Rescue Departments teamed up to tackle a brush and cross-tie fire near the railroad tracks between Ford and Davis Roads. Crews met next to Pump & Irrigations Supply Company to travel to the difficult-to-reach location. Seen here are firefighters Farrar and Williams hitching a ride to the fire. Photo by Zach Straw

Financial Advice by Thomas Ruder ‘Millennials’ must plan for short- and long-term goals If you are one of the ‘millennials’ — the generation that began in the early 1980s — you are still in the early stages of your career. Retirement must seem like a long way off — yet, it’s never too soon to start planning for it. At the same time, though, you may also have shorter-term goals. Can you make progress toward your near-term and long-term objectives at the same time? Yes, you can — but you will need to match your shortand long-term goals with the appropriate savings and investment vehicles. For example, one of your most important short-term goals may be purchasing a house, so you will need to accumulate a certain amount of money by a certain time perhaps in three to five years. Therefore, you won’t want to risk your down payment on an investment whose price will fluctuate - and whose value may be down just when you need the money. Consequently, you may want to look for a shorter-term investment whose objective is preservation of principal.

Typically, with these types of vehicles, the shorter the term, the lower the interest rate but since your goal is basically to have a certain amount of money available at a certain time, you might be less interested in what return you’ll get on this particular investment, as opposed to the return you might hope for from other, longer-term vehicles. In fact, while you are saving for your down payment on your home, or for other short-term goals, you also need to be thinking long term — that is, you need to save as much as you can for your eventual retirement. Since you are still in the early stages of your working life, you have an enormous asset going for you: time. By starting to save for retirement now, you have more time to save than you would if you waited another decade or so. Plus, since you have so many years to go until you retire, you can afford to put a reasonable percentage of your investment dollars into growth-oriented instruments, such as stocks or stock-based investments. They may carry

more risk, including the risk of losing principal, but they also offer greater reward potential than, say, fixed-income vehicles such as bonds. And holding growth investments for the long term can help you look beyond shortterm volatility. You can start a long-term investment program by investing in your 401(k) or other retirement plan offered by your employer. These plans usually offer a variety of investment options, including several growth-oriented accounts. Plus, any earnings are typically tax-deferred, which means your money could grow faster than if it were placed in an investment on which you paid taxes every year. So try to take full advantage of your employer’s plan — at a minimum, contribute enough to earn a match, if one is offered. Then, every time your salary goes up, boost your contributions. With discipline and perseverance, you can move toward both your distant and imminent goals. And that’s the long and the short of it.

Daniel announces retirement John Daniel Jr., president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Southern Indiana) today announced his retirement, effective May 2, 2014. Daniel was named president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Southern Indiana) in August 2000 after serving as executive vice president of the Commercial Banking division. He was previously president of Civitas Bank’s Evansville division, which was acquired by Fifth Third Bank. Daniel also was senior vice president and chief credit officer for CNB Bancshares, Inc. and president and CEO of the First National Bank of Henderson. Daniel began his banking career as vice president of Commercial Lending for Wachovia Bank & Trust. “John has been a key bank-

ing figure in southern Indiana for three decades, and we appreciate his leadership in growing our organization in this market,” said Greg Carmichael, president and chief operating officer for Fifth Third Bancorp. “We are grateful to John for his years of service and dedication to Fifth Third and the Evansville community.” “It has been an honor and a privilege to lead Fifth Third’s Southern Indiana team and I’m proud of what the Bank has accomplished,” said Daniel. Dwight Hamilton has been named city president of Evansville. He also will continue to serve as the senior commercial banker in Evansville. Hamilton previously served with Citizens

Bank, acquired by Fifth Third Bank, and Fifth Third for 20 of his 32 years in banking. He has previously served as a Large Corporate lender and team lead. He was named senior commercial banker in 2008 and assumed additional responsibility for Business Banking in 2013. “We recognize Dwight’s leadership and look forward to his contributions as the executive leader in our Evansville market,” said Carmichael. “I have deep roots and business relationships within this community and I am thrilled to lead Fifth Third’s operation in Evansville and to work closely with our colleagues throughout Indiana to best serve our customers,” said Hamilton.

Bobcat company introduces new Poseyville authorized dealer Bobcat Company has expanded its dealer network with the addition of two TriCounty Equipment locations as authorized sales, service, parts and rental providers of Bobcat® equipment. The dealerships are located at 2934 Lynch Road, Evansville, Ind.; and 160 W. Main St., Poseyville, Ind. Both Tri-County Equipment locations will distribute Bobcat skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, com-

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Elks Lodge open to public during April The Mount Vernon Indiana Elks Lodge, located at the corner of Fourth and Walnut Streets will be open to the public Friday evenings during the month of April. Each Friday two dinner specials will be offered as well as an open menu. The specials planned are: April 4, Fish or Breakfast for Dinner; April 11, Steak or Fish; April 18, Shrimp or Chicken Alfredo or Catfish; and April 25, Country Fried Steak. Plan to come to dinner at your local Elks Lodge – one of Mount Vernon’s best kept secrets.

Old National Bank honored as World’s Most Ethical Company Today the Ethisphere Institute recognized Old National Bank (NASDAQ: ONB) as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company®. Ethisphere is an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance. This is the third consecutive year that Old National has been honored with this award, which recognizes organizations that continue to raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior. World’s Most Ethical Company honorees understand the correlation between ethics, reputation and daily interactions with their brand and that the award belongs as much to their associates as it does to them. Old National is one of only five companies in the banking industry honored this year and the only U.S. bank to earn the recognition. “Old National’s recognition as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the third time may be even more exciting, meaningful and

significant as it was the first,” said Bob Jones, Old National President & CEO. “Our commitment to ethical practices and transparency in governances is ongoing and essential to our company and we work diligently to ensure that it continues.” “The entire community of World’s Most Ethical Companies believe that customers, employees, investors and regulators place a high premium on trust and that ethics and good governance are key in earning it,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “Old National joins an exclusive community committed to driving performance through leading business practices. We congratulate everyone at Old National for this extraordinary achievement.” The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient™ framework. The Ethics Quotient framework has been developed over years of effort to provide a

means to assess an organization’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized way. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies, rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics. The Ethics Quotient framework and methodology was determined, vetted and refined by the expert advice and insights gleaned from Ethisphere’s network of thought leaders and from the World’s Most Ethical Company Methodology Advisory Panel. Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (25 percent), reputation, leadership and innovation (20 percent), governance (10 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (25 percent) and culture of ethics (20 percent). The full list of the 2014 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at http:// ethisphere.com/worlds-mostethical/wme-honorees/.


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GENERAL NEWS At left: Brian Hunt and Veronica Moore show off their work from the Saint Francis Relay for Life team Paint Party on Saturday morning. Photo submitted

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tober 13, winter break runs revision. consulting fees not to exceed from December 22 to Janu• hired Charleen King as $28,000 per year. “They are ary 2, and spring break will a bus attendant/substitute great to work with and have be March 23-27. The last driver on route 63 replacing saved us far more money day of the semester is May Stacy Ross. They accepted than we pay out to them in 21, 2015 with graduation on the resignation of Bobbi Slo- fees,” remarked Director of May 22. cum as a cafeteria worker Business Loren Evans. A In other action, the board: and the retirement of Keith transfer of funds resolution • heard a report on the high Rheinhardt as a custodian. authorized moving $800,000 ability program and common Amanda Snow was given a in unspent 2013 Capital Projcore standards from Jodi nonpaid pregnancy leave of ects and Transportation Fund Pfister, Director of Curricu- absence until the end of the monies into the Rainy Day lum. Technology Integration school year. Fund. Permission was grantSpecialist Keshia Seitz up• approved five staff mem- ed to advertise an additional dated the board on the high bers to travel to three edu- $10,000 appropriation from school eLearning committee cational meetings including the Rainy Day Fund for conplans in preparation for the a ‘No Such Thing as a Bad sulting if the health insurance 1:1 eLearning Initiative set to Kid’ workshop in Evansville committee wants to look into launch at the high school in on April 23. starting up a school district the 2015-16 school year. • entered into a lease health clinic. $431,000 was • approved a new mis- agreement with Ports of In- also appropriated into the Above: Mandy Boger sion statement that was more diana, Cargill,Inc., and Jim fund for retirement incen‘IDNR’ continued from Page A2 specific and modern. Board and Idella Davis for crop test tives. • created a scholarship flags on the graves in honor of their service ule for Wednesday, April 2, from 4:30 – 6 member Kathy Weinzapfel plots used by the MVHS agaward committee consisting for Memorial Day. p.m. They are seeking help from people of said, “It was time for an up- riculture program. date as it has been about 23 • entered into a two year of eight people. Wilson said clean-up dates will soon be all ages, especially younger volunteers. • The next meeting is April posted and they are asking members of the In other business, the council approved: years since it was originally agreement with Brown and community for their help. The communi• A carriage application from Apple written.” The committee was Brown of Indiana and Neace 7 at 5:45 pm in the Mount thanked for its work on the Lukens for group insurance Vernon Junior High library. ty is asked to take note of the flower and Blossom Carriage Company. gravesite decoration guidelines that are • A request from Sarah Oberle to shoot posted. fireworks during her daughter’s wedding Karen Walker updated the council on the reception this summer. Straw requested a As part of Severe Weather Preparedness important information in one place is wasterwater treatment plant assessment letter of approval from the Red Geranium Week, the Indiana Department of invaluable, whether or not there is an project. Information regarding the plants as well. Homeland Security advises Hoosiers to emergency. IDHS suggests gathering and assets and condition as well as the neces• A maintenance agreement in the sary improvements and costs have been amount of $1,256.50 with Northrup Grum- locate important documents before disas- copying: ter strikes. Having access to these docu·Vital records: birth certificates; maridentified. A site visit has been scheduled man for meter reading hardware. ments can expedite the recovery process. riage licenses; passports; adoption for April 7, to continue that project. • Sue Krozel’s appointment to the park According to a 2013 survey of Hoosiers, records; property and auto records (deeds, “Of course, we’re also facing IDEM’s board. (Indiana Department of Environmental • The Ribeyre Gym cleaning contract at more than half of Indiana households who titles, leases); insurance policies (auto, Management) new regulations on phos- a total cost of $1,700. A total of $1,200 is responded did not have important and home, renter’s, umbrella policies) Document locator: tells others where phorus, so that’s going to be a part of what allotted for cleaning and $500 is designat- hard-to-replace documents safely stored and had not included copies of them as originals are stored we’re looking at over the next several ed for the supplies cost. The contract runs part of a preparedness kit in the event of a Financial information: list of all bank years probably,” Walker said. from April – September. Walker added the town must come up • Street closure request for the upcoming disaster or emergency. It is helpful to have account numbers; copies of the front and these documents organized and safely back of each credit card; list of all retirewith a plan on this issue within the next Plein Air Paint Out from April 9-12. six months to present to IDEM. She has re• The town spring clean-up date with stored regardless, and now can be a good ment, pension, investment account numtime to set a goal of gathering these docu- bers; mortgage and loan information; payviewed the revenue and operational costs Advanced Disposal on May 2. roll and benefit information from the past year and determined the en• The indemnity and hold harmless ments as part of tax preparation. “Having important financial and other Medical information: copies of health, tity is operating at approximately $4,000 in agreement with Posey County to hire depdocuments organized in a safe place life and disability insurance cards and the red each month. Their only revenue is uty sheriff Beth LaVeay as a deputy town the user fees. She felt a rate increase study marshal. She will work for the town on her can be very helpful in the event of an policies; medical history of each famemergency,” said IDHS Senior Public ily member; list of medications and preshould be initiated. No council action was days off from the county. taken at this time. The next council meeting will be held on Information Officer John Erickson. “We scriptions, including dose and pharmacy; Walker announced a spring clean-up day Thursday, April 17, at 5 p.m. in the New also encourage Hoosiers to have copies of details about any ongoing treatments or important and hard-to-replace documents conditions from Maple Hill to State Road 69 is sched- Harmony Town Hall. in a ‘grab-and-go’ box or folder should Contacts: contact information for ‘Taylor’ continued from Page A2 it become necessary to quickly evacuate friends and extended family members; their home. The November tornadoes are neighbors who have access to your home; award session and, earlier wooden Manhattan skyline He joked that he’s been at an example of the importance of having physicians and specialists; financial adviFriday, in a panel discus- behind Jimmy Fallon’s new SNL so long he doesn’t re- vital documents stored properly.” sors or bankers; employer and benefits sion with the five other Tonight Show desk - “it’s all member why they do certain Below is a list of important and often administrators; legal advisor 2014 USITT Distinguished made of cherry,” Lee said -- things. hard-to replace documents to consider “This list is ambitious, but organizing Achievement Award win- and the scene design for the “For instance, whenever making copies of so they can be taken and then having copies of these items ners: Oscar-winning cos- new musical The Fortress we shoot in the hallway, we along in the event of an evacuation. could prove to be priceless in the event tume designer Ann Roth, of Solitude playing at the have to have Abe Lincoln, Erickson says a binder, expandable file people need to rebuild their lives because sound design pioneer Bob Dallas Theatre Center (and a chorus girl, and a llama,” or box is fine, as long as it’s portable and of a disaster,” Erickson said. “It might McCarthy, lighting design heading to New York’s Pub- Lee said. “I don’t know why to remember that most of these docu- take some time to get all of these things in legend Shirley Prendergast, lic Theatre later this year). anymore. But when we get ments will be copies. He adds to always order, but it’s wise to have this informaTexas stage manager and Of his 40 years at SNL, a script that says ‘Shoot in be sure to store originals in a secure, dry tion at your fingertips, with or without an mentor Susan Threadgill, Lee said he’s still learning the hallway,’ we order the place like a fire safe or lockbox. Having emergency.” and technical theatre educa- how to design for live TV. llama. Last year they sent tor Dana Taylor. “After every show I say, the wrong color llama. We When asked how he ‘Well, I’ve failed. Maybe sent it back.” Applications are now be- of the Youth Spirit Award 13, 2014. An organization brainstorms ideas for sets next week will be better. ‘It USITT, the national as- ing accepted for the Eliza- in her name seemed to be may nominate a student for with directors and produc- usually isn’t.’” sociation for theatrical and beth D. Baier Youth Spirit the perfect way to honor the Award and provide supers, he said he would rather He told students asking live entertainment designers Award for 2014. The Award, her.” porting letters, but the nominot. “I don’t need any more how to start their careers, and technicians, provides in the amount of $500, is Funding for the Award nated student must complete meetings,” he said to big “I’m a dummy, so if I can do year-round opportunities for given annually to a high was obtained entirely the application. laughs. it, anybody can do it.” networking, training, and school junior who resides in through private donations. Last year, the Elizabeth Lee said he had fun with “I do believe in hard promotion of the backstage Posey County and who is inAn applicant for the D. Baier Youth Spirit Award a couple recent projects -- work,” he added. “I work all arts. For more information, volved in community activi- Award must be a Posey was given to Olivia Goebel, the miniature hand-carved day. I don’t have lunch.” visit www.usitt.org. County resident but may at- a student at North Posey ties in Posey County.

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‘City’ continued from Page A2 pair estimate $74,985. “We’re rolling the dice fixing this truck, maybe we’ll get at least five more years from it. Best said they will rebuild it to be almost like new and I need a truck I can depend on,” Givens said. The board agreed to fund the repairs to get a few more years from it, allowing time to pay off some other needed equipment. The board also voted to purchase a small pull-behind vacuum unit with trailer for $58,000 from Best Equipment. It will save wear and tear on the big truck, is quieter and does not require a CVO license to drive, so all city employees can use it. When it is delivered, Givens will take the old truck up for the repairs and clarify what is covered on the warranty. Police Chief Grant Beloat also requested a new vehicle, an SUV to replace the captain’s Crown Victoria. Since it will cost over $25,000, it required three sealed quotes. Beloat opened them at the meeting and they

were a Dodge Durango at $27,038, a Ford SUV police Interceptor at $25,560 and a Chevy Tahoe at $32,941. The quotes were taken under advisement and Beloat will compare extended warranties available on each make. David Campbell of BLA Engineering appeared before the board with work changes to the country terracing project with a net change of $579.25. It was approved and water line top hats will be replaced starting Monday. The work will be finished soon and the firm received a certificate of substantial completion for the project and kudos for a job well done. Keith McDonald appeared before the board to discuss whether tap ins are mandatory for the new east side water project. Givens was asked to visit McDonald’s trucking business to give him an estimate of cost. Keith brought a smile to the meeting when he said, “The way my business is going lately, I couldn’t hook up to a dog house.”

The Elizabeth D. Baier Youth Spirit Award was created in September 2007 in honor of Elizabeth D. Baier’s 25th Anniversary as Executive Director of the United Way of Posey County. Michelle Hudson, chairperson of the committee charged with the task of selecting an Award recipient, said, “ The United Way of Posey County wanted to recognize Elizabeth for her service to the United Way, but we also wanted to honor her for her many years of leadership, community involvement, and volunteer services to Posey County. An award recognizing exemplary volunteerism by young people had been a dream of Elizabeth’s for many years, so the creation

tend high school in Posey, Gibson, or Vanderburgh Counties or may be home schooled. Applicants for this year’s Award must currently be in their junior year in high school and a member of the graduating class of 2015. Applicants must have exhibited outstanding leadership, volunteerism, and community involvement. Two or three letters of recommendation must accompany the application. Applications must be typed and must be postmarked no later than May 2, 2014, for consideration; and the Award recipient will be notified no later than June

High School. The Award for 2014 will be presented at the United Way of Posey County Leadership Giving Dinner in August. Applications for the Award have been mailed to schools, churches, clubs and civic organizations. Any student wishing to apply for the Award may also obtain an application at the office of the United Way of Posey County, 128 West Third Street, Mount Vernon, Indiana, or can obtain an application in electronic format by contacting the United Way office at 812-838-3637.

Posey County Farm Bureau Inc. WOMEN’S SPRING MEETING Container Gardening Workshop at Hastings Plants 1500 Hasting Ln. Posey County April 11, 2014 Meet at the Mt Vernon Farm Bureau Office promptly at 9:30am. to carpool to Hastings. You may bring your own container and potting soil or arrive early to choose one to purchase. Sack lunch provided afterward at the new Riverfront park. RSVP to Carla Schenk (812) 305-4449 by Monday, April 7, 2014

Brought to you by your local Posey County Farm Bureau, Inc. “Where it pays to be a member!”

Jenny Howard, Carmi, Ill., meets country music artist Clayton Anderson at the Victory Theatre on Thursday evening.

Country music star Lee Brice and his band put on a great show for the audience Thursday evening at the Victory Theatre. Photos by Theresa Bratcher

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OPINION

I think I have finally found my favorite holiday I think I have finally found my favorite holiday. As most of you know, I am not a fan of most of the major holidays. The commercialization of what might have been intended to be a good idea has taken all the meaning out of the holidays and has made it almost impossible for me to enjoy them. But today’s holiday is April Fool’s Day. I can relate to April Fool’s Day. Anyone who knows me can attest to that fact. There is little or no commercialization to this holiday. It does not require a myriad of celebrations and gatherings with some people you would rather not be around. And last but not least, this is the birthday of my ‘Grandma South.’ Grandma South lived about two miles from us when we were growing up in the most rural portion of White County in Illinois. Mrs. South and I formed a bond early on that was never broken. She was not a highly educated woman

but she had love, compassion, and common sense. As I child, I was diagnosed

TRUTH... STRANGER THAN FICTION BY DAVE PEARCE with bronchial asthma. Back then we had no idea about inhalers or most current medications to treat this nasty oxygen-stealer. As older members of my family can attest, for the first 10 years of my life, breathing normally came at a premium. Many times I would not want to lay down at night in the cornfields and beanfields of southern Illinois because I knew that nightfall mean another struggle to breathe through the night. But that’s when Grandma South came in. There’s no telling how many nights she would hold me in her arms

in a rocking chair through the night doing all she knew to do to help me breathe. I was too young to remember the early days but older siblings told me I oftened turned blue in the night trying to get just one more shallow breath. Grandma South also made the world’s best bread and butter pickles. And she would always share. One of the first things I would ask for when we visited was a ‘gung gung.’ That was my word for ‘pickle.’ Grandma South took a genuine interest in me and I never forgot it. And somewhat like Dolly Parton’s (and Joseph’s) ‘Coat of Many Colors,’ Grandma South was also a seamstress. She would pick up scraps from area sewing factories (one in Enfield and one in McLeansboro) and would help keep our family clothed and warm. I still have one of the quilts she made that was handed down to me. I’ve often thought about having

it redone and repaired but I know she would not want it that way. She would be delighted to see that even today, her now-raggety quilt is still my favorite. Time has helped wither away just the right amount of it so it’s not too thick and not too thin. It’s just right, just like Grandma South. When I entered junior high, Grandma South knew I would not go into school with any news clothes like all the other kids. So for her summer project, Grandma South took the small scraps from the sewing factory and made new shirts for me. And even though I will admit that I really didn’t think they looked that good and I knew they would not look like the clothes the other kids were wearing, I wore them just the same. And about my junior year

when my parents discouraged me from going to college, Grandma South told me that she didn’t want to go against the wishes of parents, but she saw promise in me and knew that I could do things with my life if I wanted to. The only advice she gave me was ‘Lose the David and be known as Dave. That just sounds a whole lot friendlier.’ So that’s why I am Dave and that’s a big reason why I have a pair of college degrees. I always wanted to do something special for Grandma Gail South. When I worked for a newspaper conglomerate, they would never allow me to do anything special on the front page for the holidays. But I really didn’t care because I just never was a fan of the holidays anyhow. But I always remembered when it

neared ‘Grandma South’s birthday.’ I knew it was April Fool’s Day. And now that our paper is locally-owned and I can do something different and in honor of her, this week’s front page is a bit of a practical joke in honor of Grandma South. So today’s front page is for all those who have always wanted to write for a newspaper. Knock yourself out. You have the freedom to write your own stories, plug in your own pictures, and slant your stories in any way that you like, all in the name of April Fool’s Day and in honor of Grandma South. Somehow I know that she has watched over me from above all these years. Grandma South, Happy Birthday and Happy April Fool’s Day. That goes for everyone else, too.

Guest Editorial: Joy Evans Ryder Collecting signatures for survivors Sexual assault survivors and supporters have collected more than 1,600 petition signatures in their first two weeks to eliminate the statute of limitations (SOL) on sexual assault in Indiana. They have added the members of the State Senate and House to receive their petition, along with Governor Mike Pence. The Governor’s Director of Policy for Criminal Justice, Christina Trexler, received the petition of over 1,000 signatures collected in the first four days of their petition drive in a meeting March 13, 2014 with survivors’ advocates Joy Evans Ryder, Jason Benner, Cheryl Lewis Colsten, Keith Morris and Anita Carpenter, CEO of the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault (INCASA). “April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” added Ry-

der. “We hope to double our supporters and petition signers by the end of April. The FBI ranks rape as the second-most violent crime. Sexual assault is a serious crime and it’s time to take it seriously. If Indiana eliminated the SOL, many sex offenders would not be free to assault hundreds of victims over decades.” “About a dozen states have eliminated the statute of limitations for rape and so should Indiana. Survivors deserve a chance at a day in court. If the SOL is eliminated, prosecutors will still need evidence. Lack of evidence may prevent justice, but time restrictions should not,” stated Ryder. “It is estimated that for every assault that is reported to authorities, another goes unreported. By the time victims become strong, independent and safe enough to come forward

-- the statute of limitations revictimizes them,” Ryder explained. Joy Evans Ryder was a victim, as a young teenager, in Indiana. For the past several years, Joy has been counseling and helping other victims and working to give them a voice.

Guest Column State Rep. Wendy McNamara Efforts to combat human trafficking This week, I had the opportunity to attend a press conference held by Attorney General Greg Zoeller in Evansville. The press event was centered on a bill I co-sponsored in the House, Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 291, which addresses human trafficking and how we can better combat this horrific crime. According to the Attorney

General’s office, there have been 112 confirmed cases of human trafficking in Indiana since 2005. Human trafficking is a global problem and the quickest growing crime worldwide. This despicable trade is estimated to annually generate over $32 billion dollars in illicit activity across the world. In the U.S., the average age of American minors in the sex trade is between 13 and 16 years old. Foreign nationals are also trafficked into our country to work in the sex trade and under forced labor conditions. As of 2010, 12.3 million adults and children were involved in forced labor, bonded labor or forced prostitution. In order to fight against these atrocious acts, Indiana legislators have put forth legislation in past to strengthen the penalties against human traffickers, which was enacted prior to the Super Bowl in Indianapolis, and to allow the Attorney General to begin investigations from his office, which will give law enforcement another ally in this global problem. I am confident that SEA 291 will strengthen our abili-

lar social, entertainment and sporting events are held here, public safety should never be compromised. Currently in Indiana, the attorney general does not hold the same level of authority as law enforcement to access, maintain or investigate information involved with human trafficking. SEA 291 gives him that authority. In providing the attorney general with more investigative power, Indiana can continue to fight against human trafficking crimes more thoroughly and expeditiously. This bill has been passed by both the Senate and House and awaits the governor’s signature to become law. Through the creation of additional policies and leaders to help fight against human traffickers, Indiana will have more security to protect the public from the criminals that are involved with trafficking. Rep. McNamara (R-Mount Vernon) represents portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.

Letters to the Editor Fair Tax only proposal to fix situation?

Another Charge In 1854 Alfred Lord Tennyson while in London read an incorrect account of a battle in Crimea and wrote the stirring and poignant The Charge of the Light Brigade: “Half a league, half a GAVEL league, GAMUT Half a league onward, All in the valley of BY JUDGE Death, JIM REDWINE Rode the six hundred ‘Forward, the Light Brigade! Charge for the guns’ he said: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. … “Forward, the Light Brigade?’ Was there a man dismay’d? Not tho’ the soldiers knew Some one had blunder’d: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the Valley of Death Rode the six hundred.” Tennyson was England’s poet laureate so he had special license for hyperbole. Facts were not critical for the poet whose duty was to raise the country’s spirits. One hundred and sixty years later facts are more important in the latest controversy over Crimea. However, just as with Tennyson, with today’s situation the evidence is confusing, especially when filtered through various lenses. When I was sent to Kiev, Ukraine in

ties to combat this crime, just as we were able to better protect Hoosiers and other citizens when the Super Bowl was held in 2011. Three years ago, we enacted legislation that made human trafficking a Class B felony. This crime was also further defined as anyone who recruited, harbored or transported another person by force or fraud, including children as well as those above 18 years of age. This law was expanded even more in 2013 to broaden the scope of potential cases in order to allow more thorough investigations. I am proud to be a part of a legislature that takes such a strong stand against human traffickers and actively combat the felonies these criminals commit against women and children. Our state is a leader, and we want to do everything we can to protect young women and children as well as any other vulnerable Hoosiers. As our state continues to be recognized for its amenities and hospitality and more popu-

2000 by the National Judicial College to teach Ukrainian judges about our justice system, Ukraine and Crimea had recently (1991) separated from the Soviet Union after many years of domination by the old Russian Empire and the USSR. Ukraine, Crimea and Russia have almost a thousand years of interrelated cultures. They each use a version of the alphabet developed by Saint Cyril in the 10th century. They all contain diverse populations of Tartars, Muslims, Christians, Jews, etc., etc. It was only the brutality of the greatest butcher the world has ever known, Joseph Stalin, that managed to bring them under one rule. Through it all, Crimea retained an independent status within Ukraine while being a part of Ukraine. However, many Crimeans, as many Ukrainians, always have seen themselves as Russians, not Crimeans or Ukrainians. In addition to the amalgamation of numerous religions and ethnicities, many Ukrainians and Crimeans would prefer to be associated with the west in economic matters while a similar number of both countries prefer the economic aspects of the Russian Federation. In other words, the situation on the ground is extremely complex and does not lend itself to news bite analysis. My introduction to this love/hate rela-

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tionship between Ukraine and Russia occurred in 1999 when about fifty Ukrainian judges were sent by Ukraine to the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. My job was to, within two weeks, teach them procedures to reduce the massive backlog of cases each Ukrainian judge faced at home. In America, judges use numerous means to process cases including getting the parties to settle with the help of a mediator. I spent most of the two weeks teaching them our various systems. For the finale at the end of the second week I had specific plans they could take back to Ukraine. That’s when I first learned the major difference between us. When I, through my translators, introduced these mediation methods I had worked so hard to give them, the Ukrainian judges said, “But, we have no specific authorization from our government to do this”. This attitude is one of the many strong vestiges remaining from the old Soviet system of total domination from above. In other words, the Ukrainian judges were stalemated from handling their cases by lack of specific mandates from above as handed down for many years by the USSR. In America, judges process cases for people who come before them using this guiding principle: ‘If there is no specific prohibition, and it promotes justice, I can and should do it.’ It’s a little bit like a judicial Charge of the Light Brigade.

The truth once held so dear has become questionable, not politically correct, and is no longer accepted as truth. The US Constitution when adopted in 1789 restricted income taxes so that it was not practicable. Then Karl Marx wrote a book explaining the principles of Communism in 1849. He spelled out 10 ‘planks’ that would be necessary to convert a free capitalistic society into a Communist State. The second plank called for a graduated income tax. Sixty years later the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution was adopted allowing for the second plank of the

Spring Fling Committee says Thank You Thanks to all that helped setting up and taking down the tables, we couldn’t do these events without you. We really appreciated all the support from everyone for our first annual Spring Fling. There was a great turnout for the show and from what we are hearing there was at the shops also. That is the main purpose of our events is to bring people to town and for them to see what we are all about and to keep coming back. We can’t take full credit for this show since the idea stemmed from one of our Christmas vendors who could not make the show due to the weather. She suggested a Spring Fling, we thought it was a good idea since there not much going on this time of the year. So two and one-half months later it happened and was a success. Also a big thank you to the marketing committee for the great job they did. Chris and Paula

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Communist Manifesto. Why are we so afraid to admit the truth. After 100 years this system has grown into a destructive monster everyone seems to hate yet does not think we can do without. The point of this is what has been so destructive to our country and is a stated goal of Communism is now so engrained in our lives that we all want to accept it as ‘American’ when it is not. The Fair Tax Plan is the only proposal that will fix this situation and eliminate the need for an income tax and the IRS. http://www.fairtax.org. Roy Newsom Granbury, TX

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POKER RUN

Lindsay Hudson smiles next to her artKatie Mayes and Marcia Weiss Martin work at the Saint Francis Relay for Life prove the Paint Party was fun for adults team Paint Party. and children alike.

Weather was colder than usual during Saturday’s Poker Run benefit for Diabetes, with all proceeds benefiting JDRF and ADA. The run was hosted by the River Rat Riders club. 292 participants signed-in, with approximately 50 others coming out to eat and visit. Lori Vinson, Morganfield, Ky., won the Poker Run with a flush. Photos by Theresa Bratcher

Treva and Jim Reibel found time to enjoy the sunshine on Sunday afternoon in front of their rural Poseyville home. Photo by Dave Pearce All bundled up before the event is Kara Kuykendall of Graville, Ill.

Hannah Denning is all smiles and ready to roll on Saturday morning.

Diann and David Uhde graciously opened their doors to serve as the starting point of Saturday ‘s 7th Annual Four Wheeling for Diabetes ATV/Jeep Poker Run, benefitting JDRF and ADA. So far, $7,000 has been collected. Photo by Theresa Bratcher

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Major League experience paying off for MV baseball team By Steven Kochersperger Spring has officially arrived and with it the excitement of the start of baseball. High School baseball is about to begin and the Major League season is officially one day into the season. All together life feels better for many that call themselves baseball fans. Two residents of our county know all about the excitement of the start of baseball season and have spent their years devoted to the sport. The two, Paul Quinzer and Kevin Brown, have made baseball a part of their career and have both spent time playing in the professional ranks and now coaching at Mount Vernon High School. After a successful college baseball career at Indiana State University Paul Quinzer was drafted into the major leagues in the tenth round of the 1986 major league baseball draft by the San D i e g o Padres. Quinzer had been drafted four years before that out of High School by the Montreal Expos but decided to take his pitching skills and play at Indiana State instead. Quinzer ended up playing five years in the minor league system of the Padres appearing in

168 professional games. He amassed a 2122 record as a pitcher with an earned run average of 3.68. As a relief pitcher Quinzer compiled eighteen saves in his five seasons. Brown entered the major leagues by the draft as well, being drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 1994 draft out of the University of Southern Indiana. All together Brown played ten professional baseball seasons and made his major league debut on September 12, 1996 as a catcher with the Rangers. Brown was traded by the Rangers to the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998 where he played for two seasons. Toronto ended up trading brown in 2000 to the Milwaukee Brewers as well. Brown ended up playing for three more teams before calling it quits, the Tampa Bay Rays, Saint Louis Cardinals, and Boston Red Sox. All together Brown found himself appearing in 85 major league games hitting seven home runs and 31 runs batted in. Brown caught in 83 of those games catching almost 500 innings of major league baseball. Both Quinzer and Brown look back on their time in professional baseball with fondness and continue to root on people they know in the game. Their love for the

Coaches Kevin Krizan, Kevin Brown, and Paul Quinzer stand ready for another baseball season at Mount Vernon. Photo by Steven Kochersperger game has continued to grow as they con- us learn some things that we can now pass tinue to pass on what they have learned on to these High School players. Hopefully through their years to the young men that the kids are taking in what we are teaching play in the Mount Vernon baseball pro- them because we are trying to teach them gram. the right way.” “Baseball has been a predominant factor Along with Quinzer and Brown the team in our lives,” Quinzer said. “I feel lucky to also has Kevin Krizan who also brings his be around the game so long and love what many years of knowledge to the field. Kriwe do with the kids. The game really has zan, who played outfield at the University changed over the years and the players at of Evansville, continues to coach now as he the High School level have so much more has at Mount Vernon for the nineteen years information about opponents and what to he has spent at the school. do than we ever had coming up through The Wildcats are proud of the trio of the system. Whether they take advantage of coaches that continue to help grow the prowhat we teach them is up to them. We have gram and make it as successful as it is tohad some great teams over the years here in day. And as the season begins this week Mount Vernon and have gotten guys to the the coaches look forward to what another next level. That’s what it’s all about to us.” year will bring. But make no mistake, these Brown also agrees with Quinzer say- three coaches are ready for whatever chaling “Our time as a pro player has helped lenge they have ahead of them.

Lady Vikings come out swinging, hold on for ‘W’

Viking senior Kelsey Owen snags a line drive during this week’s opener at North. Photo by Dave Pearce By Dave Pearce The North Posey High School Lady Vikings were not sure if they would be able to play their season opener against Evansville North again this year due to the weather forecast. But after enduring some cold temperatures, strong winds, and a few short spells of rain, the Lady Vikings opened the season 1-0 for the first time in three years, holding on to defeat a determined North squad 9-7 at the Evansville school on Thursday evening. The Lady Vikings put four runs on the board in the first inning and had multiple other opportunities but finished the day with nine runs on nine hits. By the time the third inning rolled around, the Vikings had built a 9-1 lead and it appeared the game was all but over. North was replacing their starting pitcher as the rains began to splatter but never enough for the game to be called. Amid thunder and incredible wind, the Huskies got out of the inning and began to mount a comeback of their own.

Arena Open Adult Volleyball scheduled The Mount Vernon High School will be opening their auxiliary gym to area adults that want to come and play volleyball. The dates are April 14 and 28; and May 19. All are Monday nights from 6:30 until 8 p.m. It is free of charge. Teams will be randomly drawn from the adults that attend. For questions, call Darla Edwards at 833-5947.

Viking Brooklyn Hamman is called out on a play at the plate during this week’s opener at North. Photo by Dave Pearce “They had a couple of people who got keyed in on our the ranked teams in the area in the Reitz Panthers. That game pitching with their bats,” North Posey Coach Gary Gentil will take place at North Posey field on Wednesday. They will said. “It was their first game and our first game and it seemed travel to Henderson County in Kentucky to face the Lady like it took them a little bit longer to get settled in. But they Colonels, a team Gentil said was one of the two best teams have a very nice team and have just been through a coaching the Lady Vikings faced all of last season. change. They have talent and experience and I expect them to The Lady Viking reserve team won their game 8-1 at North be a very good team before the season is over.” as well. Gentil said the wind was a big factor for both teams but While the Vikings return a myriad of experience, it was seemed to become more of a factor for the Lady Vikings the evident at North that there are no guarantees for positions or further the game went along. playing time on this year’s team as only two of last year’s “They made a pretty good comeback but our girls held to- returners were playing in the position they played last year gether and pulled it out for us,” Gentil said. at North. Haylee Elderkin was the starting pitcher for the Lady Vi“We have a lot of potential but right now, it is finding out kings and pitched well. Ashley Schorr, who had pitched for who is best and at what position,” Gentil said. “We have a lot two years before a season-ending injury last year, came in of girls to look at. It’s going to take some time but they are later in the game. Both pitchers pitched well, according to working hard and we really like what we have as a group. their coach. Elderkin pitched four inning and Schorr pitched the final A NEW BLOG/WEBSITE DEDICATED three. TO HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS! “We started the game knowing that we were going to bring Ashley in,” Gentil said. “We just weren’t sure exactly when. HEALTHREFORMISCOMING.BLOGSPOT.COM We had to find out how well she would respond after having to sit out so much last year.” The Vikings were led by Blake Gamblin who had two hits HEALTH INSURANCE FORUM: and an RBI. Haylee Harness had a pair of RBIs and Kelsey IT’S ABOUT HEALTH REFORM AND MEDICARE Owen had a double on the night. Health Insurance, Obamacare, aka “Health Reform” While Gentil was excited about getting a ‘W’ on the books up-to-date information available in the first game, he knows that the early part of the Lady Viking schedule is gruesome. This week they will face one of #1 Key Dates & Deadlines – YOU MISSED IT!!

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Hoosier Basketball Magazine tabs top 60 senior Ind. boys Top senior boys’ players from the 2013-2014 season have been invited to participate in the 27th annual Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Senior Boys¹Workout. They were selected from approximately 1,600 senior players statewide. Ten players that will participate in the 2014 IHSAA State Finals highlight the list of the Top 60 invitees. Seven of the eight IHSAA State Finalist teams have a Top 60 Senior Workout invitee. There are four from the AAAA teams‹ Tyler Wideman and Tye Wilburn, Lake Central as well as Mike Jones and Jeremie Tyler, Indianapolis Tech. Others are Justin King, Bowman Academy plus Bryant McIntosh and Sean Sellers, Greensburg from AAA, Jordyn Bontrager, Westview and Trevon Bluiett, Park Tudor from AA as well as Micah Bullock, Barr-Reeve from Class A. Three high scoring players who averaged more than 25 ppg are also Top 60 Senior selections. They are the state¹s leading scorer Bluiett, Park Tudor (36.2 ppg), Perry Farrow, Evansville Bosse (26.6) and Grant Evans, Wapahani (25.5). Indiana recruit James Blackmon, Jr, Marion and Kentucky signee Trey Lyles, Indianapolis Tech were selected, but will be unable to participate in the Top 60 Senior Workout. Statistical evaluation, game observation and statewide research were conducted throughout the season and the 2014 state tournament to determine Hoosier Basketball Magazine¹s Top 60. Two sessions of the Top 60 Senior Workout will be hosted on Sunday, April 6, 2014 by Hoosier Basketball Magazine, in conjunction with the IHSAA and the IBCA, on the campus of Marian University in Indianapolis. Boys, primarily from Northern and Southern Indiana, will participate in the first session (1:00-3:00 pm EST). The remaining players, primarily from Central Indiana, will compete during the second session (3:30-5:30 pm EST). Coach Steve Lynch (Brownsburg) will direct both sessions. Four other outstanding IBCA coaches‹ Brent Chitty (Columbus East), Andy Hodson (Bloomington North), Stacy Meyer (Greenburg) and Jason Speer (Columbus North) have been selected to assist with on court coaching. Both sessions are open to the public for an admission charge of $7.00. Media should call (317) 925-8200 for credentials to one or both sessions. The 2014 Top 60 Workout invitees follow. Tyler Arens, Muncie Central Justin Baker, Indianapolis Cathedral Bret Barclay, Crown Point Collin Barthel, Indianapolis Cathedral Michael Beaty, Ben Davis Trevon Bluiett, Park Tudor Jordyn Bontrager, Westview Erik Bowen, Kokomo Tyler Bryant, Center Grove Micah Bullock, Barr-Reeve

Devonte Campbell, Culver Academies Devin Chaudion, Fishers Austin Clark, Switzerland County Eric Davidson, Hamilton Southeastern Mike Davis, Fort Wayne North Terry Davis, South Bend Adams Ernie Duncan, Evansville Harrison Grant Evans, Wapahani Perry Fairrow, Evansville Bosse Josh Fleming, LaPorte Jacob Foster, Wapahani Daeshon Francis, Lawrence North Conner Funkhouser, Avon Jordan Furlow, Speedway Jaren Hornbeak, Greenwood Lucas Huffman, Franklin Central Brad Hunt, Jennings County Saikou Jallow, Bloomington North Jacob Johnson, Mooresville Tra’Veon Johnson, South Bend Washington Mike Jones, Indianapolis Tech Justin King, Bowman Academy Aaron Korn, Frankton Jaraan Lands, Warren Central Bryce Lienhoop, Columbus East Trevor Lockwood, McCutcheon Trevor Lucas, Brownsburg Kourtlandt Martin, Evansville Central Leondre McBirth, New Albany D.J. McCall, Fort Wayne Concordia Steve McElvene, New Haven Calvin McEwen, Clarksville Bryant McIntosh, Greensburg Cayman Meier, Castle Mack Mercer, Plymouth Devon Merder, Heritage Hills Justin Mitchell, Fort Wayne Wayne Tayler Persons, Kokomo Chaz Schneider, Brownstown Central Sean Sellers, Greensburg Keenan Simmons, Michigan City Grant Sims, Bloomington North Cory Smith, North Harrison Troy Spears, Martinsville Mike Tillman, Richmond Jeremie Tyler, Indianapolis Tech Zack VanHook, Lowell Elliott Welmer, Columbus North Tyler Wideman, Lake Central Tye Wilburn, Lake Central SELECTED BUT INJURED Tyler Jenkins, Hamilton Southeastern Whit Rapp, Guerin Catholic P.J. Thompson, Brebeuf Jesuit UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE James Blackmon, Jr, Marion Aaron Brennan, Guerin Catholic Keaton Hendricks, Bloomington South Trey Lyles, Indianapolis Tech Zach McRoberts, Carmel Nate Ritchie, Northridge Jonathan Wilkinson, NorthWood Zach Zurcher, NorthWood At left, Anna Werner makes her way across the obstacles while playing in Cynthiana Park on Sunday afternoon. Several youngsters took advantage of the spring temperatures to make good use of the park. Photo by Dave Pearce

POSEY LANES RECAP League: Expressway Ford High Game High Series 1. Michelle Sollman 258 1. Michelle Sollman 589 2. Mary Phillips 215 2. Anne Thompson 549 3. Anne Thompson 214 3. Anita Goff 549 4. Anita Goff 213 4. Pete Rohlman 539 5. Lauren Boggs 194 5. Mary Phillips 531 League: Access Storage High Game High Series 1. Sandy Wilson 202 1. Sandy Wilson 524 2. Valerie Stratton 188 2. Valerie Stratton 476 3. Gerri Steele 175 3. Gaylynn Reese 459 4. Pam Hickey 175 4. Pam Hickey 443 5. Gaylynn Reese 175 5. Gerri Steele 434 League: Men’s Major High Game High Series 1. Scott Smith 249 1. Scott Smith 698 2. Dile Wilson 236 2. Myles Utley 677 3. Jordan Burton 234 3. Jim Gruber 676 4. Jim Gruber 234 4. Bill Ricketts 654 5. Myles Utley 233 5. Dirk Danks 632 League: First Bank High Game High Series 1. Judy Goodwin 202 1. Naomi Overton 524 2. Beth Robinson 196 2. Pete Rohlman 509 3. Pete Rohlman 189 3. Judy Goodwin 498 4. Naomi Overton 186 4. Vonda Irvin 491 5. Vonda Irvin 177 5. Beth Robinson 475 League: T.M.I Hotshots High Game High Series 1. Joyce Jackson 192 1. Joyce Jackson 546 2. Elaine Griffin 191 2. Donna Delong 520 3. Donna Unfried 187 3. Elaine Griffin 509 4. Donna Delong 185 4. Dana Deckard 503 5. Barb Smith 181 5. Barb Smith 496 League: Men’s Commercial High Game High Series 1. Brian Schnarr 248 1. Brian Schnarr 662 2. John Deppen 242 2. Bill Ricketts 633 3. Jim Key 239 3. Dile Wilson 631 4. Dile Wilson 295 4. Jim Key 624 5. Bill Ricketts 223 5. Joe Anderson 618

North Posey Volleyball player Eli Schapker, along with her U17 Evansville River City team, started Spring Break off by winning the Diamond bracket at a large volleyball tourney held in Indianapolis. This tourney hosted over 700 teams. Eli is pictured with Andi Allford, former Mount Vernon volleyball coach and coach of the River City team. Photo submitted

Eagles salvage split, move to 15-7 The University of Southern Indiana baseball team had to battle McKendree University 13 innings in the nightcap to earn a doubleheader split Sunday afternoon in Lebanon, Illinois. The Screaming Eagles lost a heartbreaker in the opener, 7-6, but bounced back to win the nightcap in four extra innings, 8-5. USI sees its record go to 15-7 overall and 7-3 in the GLVC, while McKendree goes to 7-12, 3-7 GLVC. In the nightcap, the Eagles had control early, building a 5-1 lead with single tallies in the second, third, fifth, sixth, and ninth inning. The Bearcats, however, were not done as they came back to tie the score, 5-5, with a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth. USI was able to stave off the McKendree bats for another addition three innings until it could put together a rally of its own. The Eagles, who were aided by a Bearcat error, got RBI singles by senior infielder Caleb Eickhoff (Evansville, Indiana), sophomore first baseman Andrew Cope (Evansville, Indiana), and junior shortstop/relief pitcher Matt Chavarria (Carlsbad, New Mexico) in the 13th for the 8-5 win. On the mound, Chavarria (1-0) picked up his first victory in relief. The junior closer, who could not close the door on the Bearcats in the ninth, ended up working five innings to get the win. He allowed one unearned run, five hits, and two walks, while striking out a season-best six batters. USI senior right-hander David Toth (Danville, Illinois) started for the Eagles and got

the no decision. Toth allowed one run on six hits, while striking out five batters. Toth was followed by sophomore righthander Tyler Nichols (Newburgh, Indiana), who pitched three innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on two hits and a walk. He also struck out three batters. In the opener, USI jumped out to a 3-1 lead before permitting six unanswered runs and falling to McKendree, 7-6. The Eagles scored first with a tally in the first inning and posted a 3-1advantage with a two-run third. McKendree began its string of threestraight innings with two runs in each frame in the fourth and propelled the Bearcats to a 7-3 lead. USI broke the McKendree’s run in the sixth when senior leftfielder Bryce Shoulders (Newburgh, Indiana) hit a two-run shot to left field. The home run was Shoulders’ and USI’s first of the 2014 campaign. The Eagles scored another run in the seventh inning on an RBI-single by Chavarria, scoring sophomore rightfielder Kyle Kempf (Evansville, Indiana). USI would leave the tying run on base and dropped the opener to McKendree, 7-6. USI senior right-hander Matt Bowles (Mt. Washington, Kentucky) suffered his second loss of the season after allowing six runs, four earned. Bowles surrendered the six runs on nine hits and a walk, while striking out five batters. The Eagles complete the 10-game road swing Tuesday when they play a doubleheader at Bellarmine University. The first pitch is slated for 11 a.m. (CDT).

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Elaine Hughes to speak at NARFE Indiana Federation Convention 2014 This year, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association chapters in Southern Indiana will host their State Federation Convention April 9 through April 10, 2014 at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center located in Clarksville, Indiana. Elaine Hughes, NARFE National Secre-

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Vanderburgh County Health Educator Courtney LeeHorning came to St. Philip Preschool to discuss nutrition and how to keep our bodies healthy. Courtney also brought her friends from five of the food groups. Photo submitted

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Tinseltown Talks: ‘Elly May’ Offers up Some Vittles By Nick Thomas If ever an actor was identified by one career role, it was Donna Douglas with her portrayal of ‘Elly May’ in the highly popular CBS 60s comedy, ‘The Beverly Hillbillies.’ In the four decades since the series ended its nine season run in 1971, the blonde native of Pride, La., is still strongly identified with the show wherever she goes. Rather than distancing herself from the connection to Jed, Granny, Jethro and the Clampett clan, Douglas has embraced her sitcom heritage and stills makes public appearances as a real-life Southern belle. “Elly was a slice out of my life,” said Douglas, 81, a long-time resident of Baton Rouge, La. “I was raised a Tom boy, with one older brother and all male cousins. So I grew up swinging from vines and playing softball. I was getting ready for Jethro long before we ever met. I still adore Elly and we have a lot in common, with the same interests and values.” After the Hillbillies ended, Douglas was offered many roles, but accepted just a handful which she felt wouldn’t compromise her conservative standards. “I’ve got no regrets about anything I turned down,” she admitted. “I sold real estate for a while, made a couple of record albums, and

speak at churches, ladies groups, and schools your mom made dishes with a special touch – around the country. My days are full and I’m with a bit of this and a pinch of that.” very happy.” Although her own Last year, she also mother never used published a nostalgic Granny’s ‘possum cookbook, “Southern fat,’ her childhood Favorites with a Taste meals weren’t exactly of Hollywood,” a collean. “Lard and bacon lection of recipes gathgrease, especially in ered over the years, the South, were cookmany from friends ing essentials.” including Debbie Interspersed beReynolds, Buddy Ebtween the book’s sen, Phyllis Diller, and recipes, are personal Valerie Harper. She anecdotes from her also recently launched Hollywood days. “I a new web site (donthought fans would ennadouglasofficialwebjoy a few remembrancsite.com). es from my life, along “The cookbook with some photos from came about as a way my scrapbook.” to share my favorite In an effort to reDonna Douglas recipes,” said Douglas, mind readers of the who recalls home cooked meals prepared in long lost art of good manners, there’s also the rich, Southern tradition that many will a quaint section called Hollywood Social also remember from their childhood. Graces. Advice includes never using your “Homemade dishes are almost unheard of fork as a toothpick, chewing gum in someone today,” she lamented. “They’re all premade else’s home, or answering a cell phone while in a box or from a drive-thru. That’s today’s a dinner guest. way. But there was something about the way “Etiquette was taught in the South, but I’m

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LEGALS Court News Arrests March 20

March 13

Isaac Hooker—Evansville—Operating a Vehicle as an Habitual Traffic Violator—ISP Cody Brown— Poseyville—Possession of Marijuana, Operating While Intoxicated, Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Paraphernalia, Refusal to Identify—PCS Robert Wilson—Wadesville—Domestic Battery in Presence of a Child—PCS March 21 Daniel McDurmon— Mount Vernon—Warrant, Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Precursor (serve executed sentence)—PCS Troy Ours— P o s e y v i l l e — Wa r r a n t , Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors with the Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance, Receiving Stolen Property (Petition to Revoke)—PCS March 26 Antwan Akpan—Evansville—Warrant, Nonsupport of a Dependent Child-PCS Complaints March 12 3:01 a.m.—Suspicious—Red Chevy truck at location with a male subject, possibly slouched over. Unsure if he is ok— Vectren Hwy, Mount Vernon 9:06 a.m.—Accident— Caller advised she has gone off the roadway, is not injured, requires no medical attention—Watertank Road, Poseyville 10:39 a.m.—Fire— House on fire—Mohr Road, Mount Vernon 3:10 p.m.—Information—Wants to speak with deputy about towing company. She advised he has her vehicle and has had it for a month. Caller advised that he still says she owes him money and won’t let her get anything out of the vehicle. Wants to get her stuff and the money she’s paid him. Doesn’t care if he keeps the vehicle—Pine St, Poseyville

2:03 a.m.—Family Fight—Male subject has locked the caller out of the residence. She’s inside now attempting to gather her things. Requesting an officer to speak to the male—Bayer Ct, Evansville 4:34 p.m.—Information—Wants to speak with a deputy about a ticket her son received. The ticket is torn and they can’t read the bottom to know what they’re supposed to do— Greenbriar, Mount Vernon 5:06 p.m.—Motorist Assist—Blue Silverado— Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 7:41 p.m.—Reckless— Green Ford Expedition, Illinois plates, swerving all over the roadway, running vehicles off roadway— Hwy 62, Evansville March 14 4:02 p.m.—Miscellaneous—Advised brother went to get her pills in Evansville today and is not giving them to her. Is very frustrated. Caller called back and advised deputies can disregard, the caller has resolved the problem herself—Upper Mt. Vernon Road, Mount Vernon 4:16 a.m.—Motorist Assist—Green Ford Explorer---Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 6:56 a.m.—VIN Inspection—Truck—Railroad St, Griffin 8:09 a.m.—Citizen Dispute—Advised landlord has bolted apartment. Request to have a phone call reference if this is legal— Greeley St, Cynthiana 8:31 a.m.—Road Hazard—Advised southbound lane at intersection is closed. Advised no one directing traffic. Advised potential road hazard— Industrial/Bellefontaine, Mount Vernon 9:02 a.m.—Reckless— Blue tractor came around curve, ran caller off the road. Wanted officers to know this happens all the time—Lower New Harmony Road, Mount Vernon 11:07 a.m.—Alarm— Residence, front door burglary—Harmony Road, city not listed 11:20 a.m.—Deliver Message—Request for contact to be mad with subject in reference to father—Mary Anderson Road, Wadesville 11:45 a.m.—Lost Prop-

Legal Ads 2014-52 Notice to Taxpayers of Proposed Additional Appropriations Notice is hereby given the taxpayers of Posey County that the proper legal officers of The Posey County Council will meet at 330 Walnut St., Mt. Vernon, Indiana on April 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. to consider the following additional appropriation in excess of the budget for the current year. Name of Fund Building Maintenance Radio Equipment Vehicle Repair Ambulance Run Collections

Purpose Intended Reimbursement Reimbursement Reimbursement Monetary Donation for Equip.

Amount $10,069.77 $ 1,855.00 $ 2,000.00 $ 2,500.00

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March 15 8:56 a.m.—VIN Inspection—Atv—Durlin Road, New Harmony 11:00 a.m.—Fraud— Has gotten approximately 8 calls from same person about having a grant and money for him. He has not given them any personal information but would like to speak with a deputy— Copperline Road, Evansville 11:58 a.m.—Theft— Residence broken into. Things missing and tore up—Johnson Road, Mount Vernon 10:42 p.m.—Suspicious—Caller advised his niece came to his residence. Advised she just got home and was hearing noises inside the residence. Caller requests deputy meet at his residence to check the residence with him—Copperline Road, Mount Vernon March 16

Taxpayers appearing at the meeting shall have a right to be heard. The additional appropriation as finally approved will be referred to the Department of Local Government Financing. The Department will make a written determination as to the sufficiency of funds to support the appropriation within (15) days of receipt of a certified copy of the action taken at the above meeting. Kyle J Haney Posey County Auditor

erty—Advised someone has stolen plate off motorcycle. Request a call— Blackburn Road, Mount Vernon 12:48 p.m.—Road Hazard—Advised tree fell completely across roadway. No injuries—SR 66, Wadesville 1:30 p.m.—Be-on-theLook-Out—Advised son’s black, small Toyota was stolen. Will have a 3 inch lift, TA radial tires, and Indiana plate. Owner seen vehicle on January 12th, after that no known record of location until crossing Indiana/Illinois 62 bridge on March 4, 2014. Advised has crossed bridge more than eight times in the last month, going into Illinois and coming back to Indiana. Caller advised received a bill in the mail and conformation from INDOT of the Wabash Bridge toll pictures. Caller has already filed a case—SR 62, Mount Vernon 10:35 p.m.—Domestic—Male and female, is physical. Heard female say she is bleeding—Uebelhack Road, Mount Vernon 8:30 p.m.—Reckless— White Toyota Corolla all over the roadway. This vehicle has almost taken out several vehicles, swerving all over the roadway, speeding up and slowing down. Advised vehicle almost hit a telephone pole—Hwy 62, Evansville 8:36 p.m.—Information—Advised juvenile subject going up and down the street screaming and yelling. Caller advised he is walking around the lake behind caller’s residence screaming and yelling too. Advised this has went on all day. Caller does not want an officer, just would like this on file—Eastlake Subdivision, Wadesville

1:03 a.m.—Attempted Breaking and Entering— Caller believes someone is trying to get into the residence. Heard them in the basement area. Possibly have gotten in—Mueller, Evansville 2:18 a.m.—Disturbance—Female subject at residence is intoxicated, trying to cause problems.

2014-51 STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF POSEY

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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LANNY R. MENDENHALL, SR., DECEASED

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IN THE POSEY CIRCUIT COURT

CAUSE NO: 65C01-1403-EU-16

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION In the Circuit Court of Posey County, Indiana: Notice is hereby given that Lanny R. Mendenhall, Jr., was on the 27th day of March, 2014, appointed personal representative of the estate of Lanny R. Mendenhall, Sr., deceased, who died on the 18th day of January, 2014. All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the clerk of this court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred. Dated at Mt. Vernon, Indiana, this 27th day of March, 2014. Betty B. Postletheweight Betty B. Postletheweight, Clerk Posey Circuit Court Published in the Posey County News on April 1, 8 & 15, 2014 - hspaxlp

Would like her removed— Bayer Dr, Evansville 7:23 a.m.—Alarm— Burglary alarm, interior motion and burglary— Church St, New Harmony 9:16 a.m.—Traffic Hazard—Tree blocking the roadway. Received two calls, both advised a small tree was blocking a major part of the roadway—Hwy 68, New Harmony 4:33 p.m.—Accident— Slide-off in median. Vehicle is stuck—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 4:48 p.m.—Accident—2 vehicles, no injury—Hwy 62, Mount Vernon 5:39 p.m.—Vandalism—Silver hatchback car came by her residence and threw an apple at their house and busted a hole in the siding. Vehicle was last seen going towards Springfield Road—Metz Road, Wadesville Superior Court Felony/Misdemeanor Shannon G. Adcox, 46, Evansville. Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class A Misdemeanor. Petition to Revoke. 60 days Posey County Jail. Jeffrey A. Bates, 32, Mount Vernon. Domestic Battery, Class A Misdemeanor. Petition to Revoke. Complete counseling, probation continued. 90 days Posey County Jail, suspended. Samuel H. Browning, 46, Wadesville. Ct. 1- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 2- Operating While Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor. Ct. 2 is dismissed. $1 plus costs, $200 countermeasure fee, counseling, drivers license suspended 180 days, 12 months probation and fees. 12 months Posey County Jail, all suspended except 10 days. Colton Matthew Cox, 23, Evansville. Ct. 1- Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Class A Felony; Ct. 2- Dealing in Methamphetamine, Class B Felony; Ct. 3- Possession of chemical Reagents or Precursors with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance, Class C Felony. Ct. 1 is dismissed. $200 countermeasure fee, restitution to Posey County Narcotics Unit in the amount of $118.38. Ct. 210 years Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 3- 4 years Indiana Department of Corrections. Devon Ray Craft, 20, Evansville. Ct. 1- Dealing in Methamphetamine, Class B Felony; Ct. 2- Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance, class C Felony. Ct. 2 is amended to a Class D Felony. Fine and costs are waived. Ct. 1- 8 years Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 2- 2 years Indiana Department of Corrections. Jerry Duncan, Sr., 72, Poseyville. Ct. 1, 2- Child Molesting, Class A Felony; Ct. 3- Incest, Class B Felony. CT. 1, 2 are amended to Class B Felony. Ct. 2 is dismissed. Fine and costs are waived. Ct. 1- 12 years Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 3- 12 years Indiana Department of Corrections. Cathy L. Gahl, 45, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1, 2Dealing in Methamphetamine, Class B Felony. $1 plus costs, $200 countermeasure fee, restitution to Posey County Narcotics Unit in the amount of $200. 84 months Indiana Department of Corrections, all suspended except 52 months followed by 32 months Community Corrections Program. Trent Lamont Givens, 41, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 2- Operating a Vehicle with an Alcohol

Concentration Equivalent of .08% or More, Class C Misdemeanor. Ct. 2 is dismissed. $1 plus costs, $200 countermeasure fee, counseling, drivers license suspended 90 days, 12 months probation and fees. 12 months Posey County Jail, suspended. William K. Hancock, 24, Noble, Ill.. Ct. 1- Operating a Commercial Vehicle Without a Valid Commercial Drivers License, Class C Misdemeanor. $100 plus costs. 60 days Posey County Jail, suspended. David A. King, 33, Mount Vernon. Failure to Stop After Accident Resulting in Non-Vehicle Damage, Class B Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, restitution to Richard Green in the amount of $5,620, 12 months probation and fees, 32 hours public service. 6 months Posey County Jail, suspended. Terry Wayne Lewis, 24, Cynthiana. Ct. 1- Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class D Felony; Ct. 2- Domestic Battery, Class A Misdemeanor. Petition to Revoke. Probation is terminated after serving house arrest. 6 months Posey County Jail, suspended to house arrest. Terry Wayne Lewis, 24, Cynthiana. Ct. 1- Criminal Confinement, Class C Felony; Ct. 2- Strangulation, Class D Felony; Ct. 3- Intimidation, Class D Felony; Ct. 4- Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class A Misdemeanor. Dismissed. Thomas Leroy Long, Jr., 36, Poseyville. Driving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor. Petition to Revoke. 6 months Posey County Jail. Zach Mosley, 18, Mount Vernon. Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, no contact with Taylor Vaughn, counseling, 12 months probation and fees, 24 hours public service. 12 months Posey County Jail, suspended. Troy A. Ours, 44, Poseyville. Ct. 1- Dealing in Methamphetamine, Class B Felony; Ct. 2- Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance, Class D Felony; Ct. 3- Receiving Stolen Property, Class D Felony. Petition to Revoke. Counseling, returned to probation, previous conditions imposed. 30 days Posey County Jail. William R. Palmer, 59, Mount Vernon. Unlawful Discharge of Deleterious Substance, Class C Misdemeanor. $25 plus costs. 60 days Posey County Jail, suspended. Elizabeth Parmenter, 36, Wadesville. Domestic Battery, Class A Misdemeanor. Amended to Battery, Class B Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, counseling, 6 months probation and fees, 24 hours public service. 6 months Posey County Jail, suspended. Glenn Reich, 49, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1- Dealing in Methamphetamine, Class B Felony; Ct. 2- Possession of Anhydrous Ammonia or Ammonia Solution with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance, Class D Felony; Ct. 3- Possession of Chemical Reagents or Precursors with Intent to Manufacture a Controlled Substance, Class D Felony; Ct. 4Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Class D Felony. $1 plus costs, restitution to Posey County Narcotics Unit in the amount of $73.38, 6 months probation and fees. Ct. 1- 8 ½ years Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 2, 3, 418 months Indiana Department of Corrections, all suspended except 8 years. Tricia Delores Schneider, 39, Evansville. Ct. 1- Burglary, Class B Felony; Ct. 2- Theft, Class D Felony. Fine and costs are waived, 6 months pro-

bation and fees. Ct. 1- 7 years Indiana Department of Corrections; Ct. 2- 18 months Indiana Department of Corrections. 4 ½ years executed, followed by 2 years Community Corrections Program. Ryan A. Shockley, 32, Mount Vernon. Driving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, 12 months probation and fees, drivers license suspended 180 days. 12 months Posey County Jail, suspended. William David Simmons, 29, Vincennes. Ct. 1, 2- Theft, Class D Felony; Ct. 3- Driving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor. Ct. 1, 2, dismissed. $150 plus costs, counseling, no contact with Red Geranium, New Harmony Inn, or Kenyon Bailey, 12 months probation and fees, drivers license suspended 90 days. 1 year Posey County Jail, suspended. Jenni Lynn Sinnett, 51, Mount Vernon. Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Class A Misdemeanor. $200 countermeasure fee, 6 months probation and fees, drivers license suspended 90 days, counseling. 6 months Posey County Jail, suspended. Edwin J. Smiley, 19, Mount Vernon. Ct. 1Residential Entry, Class D Felony; Ct. 2- Public Intoxication, Class B Misdemeanor; Ct. 3- Illegal Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage, Class C Misdemeanor. Dismissed. Robert Troxell, 36, Mount Vernon. Driving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, drivers license suspended 180 days, 12 months probation and fees. 12 months Posey County Jail, suspended. Phillip M. Velasquez, 18, Cynthiana. Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury, Class A Misdemeanor. $1 plus costs, no contact with Lori Birge, counseling, 12 months probation and fees, 24 hours public service. 12 months Posey County Jail, suspended. Jeffrey Scott Wade, 33, Nebo, Ky.. False Informing, Class B Misdemeanor. Fine and costs are waived. 30 days Posey County Jail. Brandon Scott Westerfield, 34, Evansville. Ct. 1Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury to a Pregnant Woman, Class C Felony; Ct. 2Domestic Battery, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 3- Interference with the Reporting of a Crime, Class A Misdemeanor; Ct. 4- Domestic Battery, Class D Felony. Habitual Offender. Ct. 2, 3, and Habitual Offender dismissed. $1 plus costs. 3 years Indiana Department of Corrections. Brandon Scott Westerfield, 34, Evansville. Ct. 1Domestic Battery, Class D Felony; Ct. 2- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a Person Less Than 18 years of age, Class D Felony; Ct. 3- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a Person Less Than 18 years of age, Class D Felony. Petition to Revoke. 18 months Indiana Department of Corrections, all suspended except 6 months, followed by 12 months Community Corrections. Tyler Nicole Tracy Wolf, 20, Mount Vernon. Theft, Class D Felony. $1 plus costs, do not go in or around McKim’s IGA, 6 months probation and fees. 6 months Posey County Jail, suspended. News news1@poseycountynews.com

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High School Media Day Eli Schapker News Editor An important part of North Posey High School that often gets over-looked is the hardworking staff of North Posey’s yearbook, Valhalla and newspaper The Northern Lights. Staff members of both publications work tirelessly to preserve the memories each year at the school and in Posey County. In order to learn more about the techniques of producing an outstanding yearbook and running a remarkable newspaper, students had an opportunity to attend the 22nd annual High School Media Day hosted by the University of Southern Indiana. At North Posey, both Yearbook and Newspaper are offered as classes. These classes count as electives in the credit count. Although Yearbook and Newspaper do not count for core class credits, students learn numerous life skills. In Newspaper, staff writers have the chance to learn all of the following: how to work as a team to get a common goal accomplished, how to meet deadlines, how to get organized so that those deadlines can be met, how to introduce themselves to someone new, how to conduct an interview, how to work with computers, and how to write in an informative and eloquent manner. “You learn more ways to work with people and computers and how to write better,� says sophomore Business Manager Hannah Bailey. The monthly newspaper is also important because, as senior Staff Writer A.J. Morlock says, “It keeps people informed about what is going on in the school.� Students involved in the making of the yearbook learn similar skills. For 22 years, the University of Southern Indiana has hosted High School Media

Chicago Trip Houston Powell Sports Editor Every year at North Posey, a handful of AP Calculus, Physics, and English seniors make a four-day trip to Chicago. This year’s 18 students – 11 boys and 7 girls – continued this tradition over the weekend of March 1st. They were kept busy during those four days; they toured an aquarium, some museums, Fermilab, the Willis Tower, and the streets of Chicago. Since the main purpose of the trip was education, they naturally learned a lot of new things about physics, biology, engineering, and art; however, if one was to say that the only value of the trip was in the education that they all received, he or she would have to ignore the fun that was had by all. %HFDXVHWKH¿UVWGD\WKDWZDVDOORWWHG for the trip was used up by both driving up to Chicago and getting settled into the hotel, their interesting experiences didn’t really begin until the second GD\ 7KHLU ¿UVW destination, the Shedd Aquarium, ended up being one of everyone’s favorite parts of the trip, and for good reason. With an entire coral reef exhibit, a giant tank that was home for beluga whales, and an entire section dedLFDWHG WR P\VWHULRXV MHOO\¿VK WKLV DTXDU ium had on display almost every type of aquatic life imaginable. Later on their trip, they traveled to three different museums, each of which had a distinct theme. In the Field Museum, they were treated to not only numerous displays of animals preserved through taxidermy but also many archaeological exhibits, such as a section containing excavated sarcophagi from ancient Egyptian tombs. Later, at the Art Institute of Chicago, they spent hours wandering halls in which famous pieces such as American Gothic and Sunday on La Grande Jatte were displayed. Finally, at the Museum of Science and Industry, they were able to examine both historical and futuristic pieces of technology in an environment that sadly seemed geared more WRZDUG ¿YH\HDUROGV DQG WKHLU IDPLOLHV WKDQDFDGHPLFV5HJDUGOHVVRIWKHLUÀDZV though, each museum had many interest-

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ing experiences to offer. Even though they spent a large amount of time at the aquarium and three museums, that time only accounted for around two-thirds of the entire trip. The other third was spent touring the Fermilab facility, looking down upon Chicago from the Willis Tower, and trekking through the Chicago entertainment district. For those who aren’t aware, the Fermilab facility is home to the Tevatron, the largest particle accelerator in the United States and second only to CERN’s Large Hadron Collider as the largest in the world. they didn’t get to tour the Tevatron, as it is currently RIĂ€LQH KRZHYHU WKH\ GLG JHW WR VHH )HU milab’s linear accelerator, which is used for neutrino experiments and occasionally cancer treatment. Afterwards, they reached one of the highest (pun intended) points of the trip: the observation deck of the Willis Tower – formerly known as the Sears Tower – in the heart of Chicago. From there, they were able to watch the sun set over the entire city from glass boxes suspended out beyond the main structure. In addition to seeing Chicago from above, they had the chance to explore its entertainment district on foot. Needless to say that they were all exhausted at the end of the day in which all three of these activities took place. Surely all who participated in this trip will look back upon it as a positive experience. “It’s a great opportunity, especially for those who wouldn’t normally have it,â€? says attendee Bailey Porter. He’s very right; the trip was very affordable, and should remain that way in the future. In addition, Jacob Goedde lauded the trip as “both educational and fun‌a good reward for AP students.â€? AP students regularly put forth an exceptional amount of effort, and for them, this trip acted as a much-needed yet constructive reprieve from normal coursework. For those of you who declined to go this year, it’s sad to say that you really missed out on a lot. For future seniors, though, I personally recommend that you take advantage of any chance that they may have to go; if you do, I guarantee that you’ll be both educated and entertained.

Day in an effort to educate the young men and women in the Yearbook and Newspaper about the details of creating a yearbook and newspaper. Friday, February 28 started with an opening session held in the University Center with provided donuts and coffee. Dr. Gael Cooper, Professor of Public Relations at USI, started the day by welcoming all the students in attendance DQG LQWURGXFLQJ WKH ÂżUVW JXHVW VSHDNHU Tabnie Dozier. Dozier is a reporter for Eyewitness News. Her humorous speech

kept those in attendance entertained while teaching them that it is possible to achieve one’s dreams. At the conclusion of the opening session, students from Castle, Forest Park, North Daviess, Mater Dei, North, Reitz, Shoals, and North Posey were released to attend DQ\RQHRI¿YHOHFWXUHVLQWKH¿UVWEUHDN out session. These seminars included: Advertising Strategy, hosted by Bob West; Writing Editorials and Opinions, presented by Chad Tew; Sprucing Up Your Stories, hosted by Erin Gibson, the advisor for the University of Southern Indiana newspaper, The Shield, and a former Viking herself; The Television Newscast, by David Black, and Journalism Careers, hosted by Tabnie Dozier. Each lecture was intended to help students make the media at their own high VFKRROPRUHSURIHVVLRQDODQGHI¿FLHQW $IWHUWKH¿UVW¿IW\PLQXWHVHVVLRQVWX

dents roamed the University in search of their next session. These sessions were entitled as follows: Consider a Sports Feature, presented by John Wells; The Hunt for Fresh Ideas with staff members of The Shield hosting; No More Snooze Fest by Jo Beliles; Avoid Libel on the Internet presented by Wayne Rinks; and an Advisers-Only Roundtable lead by Patcicia Ferrier. The Advisors-Only Roundtable gave advisors such as North Posey’s Shannon Schickel and Jennifer Neidig the chance to share advice and learn from other high school newspapers and yearbooks. Once the second session was over, hungry students Ă€RFNHGWRWKH8QLYHUVLW\&HQ ter Carter Hall D for a provided lunch. Erin Gibson, advisor of The Shield, ate her lunch with North Posey newspaper staff members, including Editor-in-Chief of The Northern Lights Jacob Goedde. At this time, she offered to come back to North Posey and talk to the class about anything newspaper related. At the end of lunch, awards for both newspaper and yearbook were handed out. North Posey yearbook, Valhalla, won third place for Best Advertisement page. Marissa Hildebrandt and Ellie Herrmann, editors of the Valhalla, accepted the award. Editor-in-Chief Jacob Goedde was awarder ÂżUVWSODFHIRU%HVW(GLWRULDOZLWKKLVDUWLFOH entitled “North Posey Roadrunners?â€? and Opinion Editor Alie Schroeder also won ÂżUVWSODFHIRU%HVW+HDGOLQHZLWKWKHKHDG line “Paper, Scissors, Rock Gardenâ€?. It is the second year in a row for North Posey to win Best Headline; Jacob Goedde won the award last year. All who attended were grateful for the opportunity to learn more about media and thanked USI for hosting the event.

Relay for Life Jacob Goedde Editor-in-Cheif Most people have been impacted by the awful disease of Cancer, whether they have experienced it or they know someone that has been diagnosed. Some win their ÂżJKW DQG OLYH D KHDOWK\ OLIH ZKLOH RWKHUV are not so fortunate. Because of its widespread impact, many people stand up to ÂżJKWDJDLQVW&DQFHUPRVWE\UDLVLQJIXQGV to help fund cancer research. North Posey High School Student Council is no different, and has once a g a i n formed a team to help r a i s e funds for Relay for Life. This year, the team is led by Rachel S t e phens, sophomore at North P o s e y, and Jacob Goedde, senior. Team members so far include Cheyenne Angermeier, Rhianon Bailey, Ally Brandenstein, Lindsay Calvert, Emma Carner, Kendall Crowder, Hailee Elderkin, Reed Gerteisen, Jacob Goedde, Brooklyn Hamman, Hayley Harness, Mitchell Heldt, Ellie Herrmann, Veronica Inkenbrandt, Travis Koester, Amanda Marshall, Alex McAlister, Shelbi 1HZFRPHU0DGHOLQH3ÂżVWHU$P\3ULHVW Mia Schmitt, Rachel Stephens, Abbi Voegel, Hannah Voegel, Erin Will, and Holt Will. Any North Posey High School student interested in joining the team should see Rachel or Jacob for registration information. To date, members have collected donations by sending around donation buckets

during a football game and a basketball game, hosting Pink-Out themes at both of these games, selling donuts to the high school and junior high students once a month, and by selling coffee, hot chocolate, and hot tea to high school students once a month. Members have also sold Relay for Life feet for donators to write their names and “In Memory� or “In Honor� of someone who has fought against cancer. This year’s Relay for Life event begins at noon on June 7 and ends at 6 am on June 8 at North P o s e y H i g h School. T h i s year’s nationwide t h e m e is “Finish the Fight,� and North P o s e y ’s Relay is themed “Heroes of Hope.� The team has a lofty goal of $10,000 this year, which would almost double their amount of donations from last year. So far, the team has raised $1,512. Anyone that would like to donate to North Posey High School Student Council’s team should visit http://main.acsevents. org/goto/NPHS and click on the “Donate Now� button. A luminaria can also be dedicated from this page. Anyone interested in creating their own team should visit http:// relayforlife.org/northposeyin. So join us by becoming “Heroes of Hope� so we can “Finish the Fight� against cancer!


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Viking Success: Tristan Thompson Caleb J. Galey Staff Writer Not many people can say that their most memorable experience in high school was traveling to Italy with legendary former teacher, Mr. Rodenberg, and a group of students from a high school on the other side of the United States but Tristan Allen Thompson has had many unusual experiences throughout his life. As a North Posey graduate, the “Viking Successâ€? column was proud to have the chance to sit down and talk with Tristan and see how he has achieved such successes. Tristan Thompson graduated from North Posey in May of 2007, but not before having his fair share of memorable experiences at North Posey. When asked about his most eventful high school experience, he jokingly said, “That I can publicly share?â€? and then added, “I'd say my favorite instance was the summer between my junior and senior year when Mr. Rodenberg, three classmates, a group from Memorial, a group from a San Jose, CA high school and myself went to Italy and Greece for two and a half weeks. The experience is nearly indescribable. I would recommend getting out of the States if you can. There's so much out there besides Posey/Vanderburgh County, and I see so many people who are indifferent about experiencing new places and cultures.â€? After graduation, Thompson worked as a freelance graphic designer as he worked his way through college and a brief period as a tattoo apprentice. While at North Posey, Tristan told me that the courses that he found most helpful to him were in his senior year. Art with Rodenberg was the ÂżUVWFODVVWKDWKHHODERUDWHGRQDQGJLYHQ his very artistic profession, that was not a very hard assumption to make. He next talked about how he loved the Expository Writing class that he took taught by none other than our very own Assistant Principal, Mrs. Koester. He felt that the incredibly comfortable classroom environment

was especially appealing to him. Thompson claims that he did not really choose his career path as much as he fell into it. “As long as I remember,â€? Tristan explained, “I've always had a love for drawing and creating what's stirring around in my brain. Life as an artist fulÂżOOV WKDW QHHG WR FUHDWH DQG LW OHWV RWKHUV experience what I'm trying to show.â€? AlWKRXJKKLVÂżUVWFKRLFHDVD\RXQJVWHUZDV a profession as either a dinosaur or Batman, Thompson has achieved a lot of success with his graphic design work. As an artist, Thompson was proud to say that his biggest personal accomplishment was paying off his entire last two years of college on nothing but his designs. He added that it was not always easy and sometimes he had to resort to pulling all-nighters and surviving on ten pound sacks of potatoes when money was a little tight. Towards the end of the interview, Tristan answered the clichĂŠd question of if there was anything he would go back and do-over in his life. After much thought, Tristan said, “The answer everyone typically gives is, ‘no, I love my life and no regrets...Blah blah blah,’ but one thing I would change was to stay on track in college. I could have stayed in a better art school here in Indy and graduated with a better degree, but sometimes it's easy to get blindsided. What I learned was that if you do what YOU love to do, friends and opportunities will follow. I think it's ok to EH D OLWWOH VHOÂżVK LQ WKLV UHJDUG 'R ZKDW you want to do for yourself, not for anyone else.â€? Even though Thompson has some decisions that he would like to redo, his VXFFHVV LV QRWKLQJ EXW LQFUHGLEOH ,Q ÂżYH years, Tristan hopes to be working out of a home studio and start working on his own VFKHGXOH 7ULVWDQ 7KRPSVRQ ÂżQLVKHG WKH interview by elaborating that getting up at 6:30 every morning to go to his job as a graphic designer for Main Gate, Inc. is like reliving the worst part of high school.

Little Mermaid Jacob Goedde anyone that didn’t get a chance to see it.â€? Editor-in-Chief Taylor Wassmer (Flounder) stated, “PeoOn March 14, 15, and 16, North Posey ple kept coming up to us at school and tellDrama performed The Little Mermaid, Jr. ing us how amazing it was. Some people Because of the success of the show, cast kept telling us that they regretted not being members decided to do an encore perfor- able to see it, or that they would pay to see mance on Thursday, it again.â€? March 20, 2014. From Many audience memthe sea creatures to the bers later commented main characters, from WKDWPDQ\DFWRUVÂżWLQWR the smaller props to the their roles perfectly. “I elaborate sets, the show WKLQN>)ORXQGHU@ÂżWVP\ was extremely successcharacter to the ‘T,’â€? exful and fun to watch. plained Wassmer, “I’m When asked about already like Flounder, her experience with so I didn’t really have the musical, Lindsay to ‘act’ much. Lindsay, Calvert (Ariel) said, “I Hunter [Lehman] (Sethought that it went rebastian), and I are also ally well and that it was really good friends, so a great experience for the chemistry on stage everyone. We all had was real.â€? There is no a ton of fun doing it.â€? denying that the actors And when asked about Photo taken by Lindsay Calvert. Cast mem- played off of each other how it felt to perform EHUVOLQHXSIRUDQÂł2VFDU6HOÂżH´EHIRUHWKH well, and it was interperformance on March 15, 2014 as Ariel, Calvert said esting to see just how “Amazing. She’s been similar many of them my favotire character since I was six years were to their characters. old. Getting to be her and having little girls If you missed the show, you truly missed come up to me, like I was to Ariel at their an amazing opportunity to be transported age, was an amazing feeling. They remind- “Under the Sea.â€? All three nights were ed me of myself.â€? ÂżOOHGZLWKVSHFWDFXODUDFWLQJKLODULRXVLQMany asked why an encore perfor- teractions between characters, and awe at mance was done, and a couple members the sets and props, and the encore did not of the cast had answers for that. “Since disappoint audience members either. Overthe show was such a success,â€? explained all, I give this show Two Fins up. Calvert, “we wanted to perform again for

Get Ready, Get Set, Go!! Hannah Bailey Business Manager Time to get your sneakers on! The Valhalla 5k Run has taken place! Being an annual event, The Northern Lights is here to inform the readers about it! The Valhalla 5k run helps support the North Posey Athletic department and gives people a great opportunity to get out and hang with some friends, bask in the sun, and just have a good time while running or walking! Not only that, but you might get a door prize! Now what prize a person gets is top secret, but the idea of getting one is enough to make someone go and participate in this event! Last year they had over 60 people come and participate! And this year they had over 88! Shirley Fearheiley holds the 2013 Valhalla 2 Mile Walk Course Record with the time of 18:50. Hunter Motz holds the Overall Male Winner (Course Record) with the time of 16:08 for the 2013 Valhalla 5K Run! Ang e l a R e c k elhoff holds the Overall Female Winner (Course Record) with the time of 20:23 for the 2013 Va l h a l l a 5K Run! They were moving fast! Angela beat 2012’s Overall Female Winner who had the time of 24:22, which is still an amazing time! This year the Overall Male Winner (for the run) was Matthew Bartsch with the time of 16:44! The Overall Female Winner (of the run) was Angela Reckelhoff with the time of 20:14! The leaders this year were Matthew Bartsch, Micheal Carter, Bob Barber, Ryan Garcia, and Angela Reckelhoff. The leaders of the walk were Rebecca Coleman, Lee Striegel, Shirley Fearheiley, Natalie Greer, Kathy Veeck. To see more of the race results you can go and type this in the computer’s search bar http://www. valhalla5k.com/race-results.html and click race results! Now, reading all of this, one wonders how and why someone would participate in these events. Typically, students want to get out and be active to lead a better life or they like doing this sort of

thing. One participant said they had a good time at the run. But besides that, what would make someone who isn’t into running (or walking) go out and do this? Personally, it would be because it is a great opportunity to get out and help North Posey’s Athletic Department. We always need new sports equipment or gas to get to a competition; everyone knows how expensive gas is these days! Also, it is important to show school spirit and to be active in school related activities, it pays off in the long run. The whole purpose of this event is to proPRWHKHDOWKDQGÂżWQHVVDWWKHZRUGVRI0U Barrett, and to raise money for the Athletic Department. Which, as of this year, he will have raised over $5,000 for the Athletic Department! Mr. Barrett has been arranging and planning the Valhalla 5k run/walk for four years. Scheduling an event such as this can take a lot of time, and it does! It takes Mr. Barrett four months to plan this! %XWKHÂżQGVLWIXQDQGÂżQGVLWZRUWKZKLOH when he finally gets to see the runners take off on those ÂżUVW IHZ sprints. The run starts here at school and goes back to Hunter Rd. and does an “out and backâ€? as Mr. Barrett called it. The Valhalla run/walk took place March 8 (the same day the clocks turned forward) and we had a handful of our very owns students participate along with about ÂżIWHHQ WHDFKHUV IURP RXU VFKRRO GLVWULFW But more than just that showed up; Mr. Barrett also gets many people from other districts as well. Such as, Vanderburgh, Gibson, and Warrick counties and more. And the pricing for participation is great too! Compared to other run/walk events such as this, it’s a steal! When you reserve DVSRWLWRQO\FRVWVÂżIWHHQGROODUVDQGDWWKH door it is twenty. The Valhalla 5k run/walk is a great opportunity to get out and get healthy! The pricing is great and is right here in the little town of Poseyville. In the future we hope to see even more people come and participate in this affair!

You Choose Alexis Morlock Staff Writer Community members question about whether or not they should donate to schools, but Donors Choose provides a safe website which allows people to donate to any school in America and be certain their money is safe. The website allows a teacher to create a project that they need help funding. These projects usually include help with funding class books, HTXLSPHQW RU ÂżHOG WULSV  7KH WHDFKHU simply explains what materials they need help funding, and the website calculates how much money needs to be raised. Recently, Mrs. Meyer, high school special education teacher, created a project to get new AR books for her class. Mrs. Meyer created this project because “a lot of the books were old, missing pages, and way too high of reading level for the students I have. I wanted to get adventurous books that encouraged the kids to read. I wanted them to be excited about reading!â€? For the new AR books, the calculated goal was $600. Mrs. Meyer stated, “The best WKLQJ DERXW WKH ZHEVLWH LV IRU WKH ÂżUVW week donations are available for the project, Disney will match the donation of

those who donate!â€? The project only took a month and half to reach the goal. Only 10 donations were needed to accomplish her goal, totaling out to $608! Her family and friends all helped her reach this goal, as well as a couple of anonymous donors who donated in memory of their children who graduated from North Posey. The money donated helped buy over onehundred books.      7KLV ZHEVLWH KDV PDQ\ EHQHÂżWV because not only is one’s money donated guaranteed to be safe, but also businesses and individuals who donate can use the donations as a tax write off. You can log on the website at www.donorschoose.org WR ÂżQG SURMHFWV QHDU \RX  7KLV ZHEVLWH allows you to donate to schools around $PHULFD$OVR\RXPD\FKRRVHDVSHFLÂżF category to donate to. Each project provides background information on why they need help raising money, and about WKH WHDFKHU DQG VWXGHQWV ,Q RUGHU WR ÂżQG projects near you, place your zip code in the “Projects Near Meâ€? box and multiple projects around the community that you can donate to will show up. Currently there are no projects at North Posey, but stay posted for upcoming projects around the community.


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Freshman of the Month:

Ally Brandenstein

Alexis Morlock Staff Writer $IWHUVLWWLQJWKURXJK¿UVWSHULRG with Ally, I had to interview her for Freshman of the Month. Ally is always laughing and making others laugh! With her energetic personality, she is the perfect freshman candidate. What is your full name? Ally Leigh Brandenstein When is your birthday? September 14, 1998 Do you have any siblings? I have two siblings. My sister Amy is 19, and my brother Anthony is 22. Do you own any pets? ,KDYHWZRGRJVDUDEELWVHYHQ¿VKRQH turtle, and a frog! That’s a lot of animals! Why so many? I love animals! Plus, I want to be a Veterinarian.

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Who is your favorite teacher? Why? Ms. Root! She’s a bundle of fun in biology! What is your favorite childhood movie? The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald. (They only cost .99 cents at McDonalds.) What is the number one most played song on your iPod? I listen to anything that gets me pumped! Be honest, what is the last movie or book that has made you cry? Under the Same Moon, we watched it in Spanish class. Since you are an animal lover, if you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would it be? 0RVWGH¿QLWHO\DVTXLUUHO 7KDWGH¿QLWHO\¿WV\RXUSHUVRQDOLW\ Do you have any hidden talents? I can make my shoulder budge out, and I can do the splits!

Sounds reasonable. Are you involved in any extra-curricular activities? I am in Student Council, Secretary of the class of 2017, HOSA, basketball, softball, Very Interesting! Who in your life has LQÀXHQFHG\RXWKHPRVW" and volleyball. Probably my sister Amy. She’s been my role model my whole life and I couldn’t You’re very involved! But I have to ask, what was it like to win the section- DVNIRUDEHWWHULQÀXHQFH

Athlete of the Month:

Kaynin Capps

Hannah Bailey al trophy? Aww, that’s so nice! Thank you for letBusiness Manager There was a lot of crying and hugging! ting us get to know you! Maybe by next This month’s Athlete of the Month is It was really emotional for us as a team Kaynin Capps! Now, what made him and as friends. I couldn’t have been more year you will have a pet squirrel! stand out you may ask? Being amazing proud of our team than I was that day! at baseball and awesome at wrestling is what! Now, what goes on in the mind It was quite an accomplishment! of this athlete? What makes him go out What’s your favorite class? Why? DQGSOD\WKHVHVSRUWV"/HWWXFH¿QGRXW Probably gym! It gets quite feisty in that What is your full name? Kaynin Remington Capps When is your birthday? July 18, 1997 Do you have any pets? Three dogs, Chuck, Cletus, and Shelby Aww! I bet they are adorable! What is your favorite book? The Kite Runner What is your favorite movie? Zombieland So I’m guessing you like zombies? What is your favorite food? Stuffed mushrooms Cool! Ok, what sports do you play? Wrestling and Baseball Sounds like fun, how long have you played them? Baseball 12 years and wrestling 2 years

Sophomore of the Month:

Jacob McLain

Nothin, I’m perfect. Well Abbi Voegel seems to think otherwise, but I will agree with you. But since This month’s sophomore is a man that many people know as Jacob McLain you’re perfect like most superheroes are, which one do you think most resembles or known less as ShakeyJakey. But cool you? nicknames are not the only thing that got this guy picked as Sophomore of the The Flash, I can run so fast! Oh, besides being a good runner, do you Month. It was his sharp subtle humor and perfect personality in any occasion. have any special or secret talents? Nope, I’m a pretty regular guy! His deep voice and rapid wit make this month’s article for me humorous as well Could you give the younger students as interesting. Now for a man that needs some advice on how to be like Flash and still be regular? no introduction, here is Jacob McLain Have fun and do what you want. a.k.a. Flash Gordon. That is sound advice, now who are your What is your full name? favorite upper and lower classmen? Jacob Clay Louis McLain I don’t want to forget anyone or they It’s good to know I’m not the only one might be offended. But it would probably with two middle names! Now when is be Michael Bender as an upper classmen. your birthday? Now a classmen my same age, would be June 25, 1997 Jake O’Risky, he’s humorous. Do you have any siblings? Yeah, we have some pretty comical stuYes, I have a step-sister, Jamie, who is dents and teachers at North Posey. Who nineteen. What is your favorite book and genre of is your favorite teacher and class? Mr. Wassamer, Ag Mechanics is my favormusic? ite class. Crank by Ellen Hopkins, and country Finally in your opinion what makes from Jason Aldean. North Posey different from other What kind of sports do you play and schools? how long have you played them? Football since I was ten and Baseball since The football team, the support for the football program is phenomenal. I was six. Well Mr. Gordon (clears throat) I-I But which one is your favorite? Baseball, it’s easy you don’t have to condi- mean, Jacob, it has been a great interview and thank you for your time and tion that much. Who inspires you to play sports such as participation. baseball and do well in school? Mike Trout for sports, and for school it would be my dad because he’s a stud. Now off the subject of baseball what do you do like to do in your free time? Playing sports and hanging out with my girlfriend and friends (in that order) If you could, what is something you could change about yourself? Alexandra Schroeder Opinion Editor

Long time playing them, what is the worst injury you have ever gotten playing sports? Separated shoulder

Who do you look up to in life? Daniel Tosh, because he is funny anfddoes what he wants. Would you rather never play your favorite sport again or never watch TV ever again? Never watch T.V. Interesting, that’s a good thing though, keeps you up and active! What kind of super powers would you have? Control over everything, strength, lightning and revival Can you balance a spoon on your face? Yes; takes a while but I can get it. What is a lifelong goal of yours? To be the best athlete that I can be That’s really awesome since you want to follow it as a career. If you could do anything in the world what would it be? Game designer What kind of extra classes do you take? Manufacturing Cool, so who is your favorite teacher? Ms. Barnard, soon to be married, or Mr. Alderfer Aww! Congrats Ms. Barnard! When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? An astronaut

You have a broad range of choices that you want to pursue! A baseball playing, game designer, astronaut! Ouch! I bet that really hurt! Would you Well, folks, that’s an insight into the want to pursue them as a job? mind of Kaynin Capps! Thanks for the Yes, baseball interview! And good luck in all future sporting events! What do you like to do in your spare time? Chill out with friends


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Junior of the Month:

Sara Neuffer

members could never get around if you and the other crew members weren’t there to make sure everything is orgaJunior year can be a stressful time nized and set up properly. Who is your for students, but somehow Sara Neuffer all-time favorite teacher? Why? ¿QGVDZD\WRVWD\IXQQ\DQGRXWJRLQJ Ms. Moore. She is fun to be around and is Her intesting demeanor drew me toa good teacher. ward her and prompted me to choose I agree, she is very funny. So what is her as Junior of the Month, so that we your favorite subject? may learn more about this unique inAlgebra II dividual. Any particular reason why? What is your full name? Nance is funny. Sara Michelli Neuffer He is quite the character. Do you have Do you have any siblings? any plans for college yet? Yes, two, Lucas who is 21 and Cody who Yes, I want to go to Purdue because it is a is 18 pretty college, I have been there for State Any pets? Spell Bowl. I like their programs. A lot! Four horses: Amiga, Charity, Hope, When you go off to college, is there a and Faith; two dogs: Simon and Oliver; special someone you may have to leave three inside cats: Sparkle, Sissy, and Blizbehind? zard; and a ton of outside cats. Yes Wow, that’s a handful! It must be quite Who?! a chore keeping them all fed and waTyler Green tered. So when you are not taking care How long have you been dating? of your pets, what are you involved in? Seven months History Bowl, Spell Bowl, YouthFirst, And I wish you many more months Zooteens (writers note: Zooteens is a of happiness! Do you have any nicksummer volunteer group that works with names? children and animals at the Mesker Park Neuf- Mr. Rynk calls me that. Zoo), and the Drama Department Huh, interesting. Do you have any last And with the spring musical “The Litadvice for underclassmen? tle Mermaid, Jr.” you have been quite Do all the activities you can. busy. What do you do in the play? Stage crew Well it is an important part. Cast Eli Schapker News Editor

Teacher of the Month:

Mr. Alderfer Sara Daugherty Spotlight Editor This month’s teacher of the month is Mr. Alderfer. This is round two for interviewing Mr. Alderfer. Mr. Alderfer’s class is full of enthusiasm! On more of a personal note, Mr. A had a pretty interesting childhood with his grandparents and now has a family of his own. What is your full name? Samual Delaney Alderfer When were you born? January 23, 1978 What did you do before working at North Posey? I went to college, was a sailor on the U.S.S. Theodor Roosevelt, and was a substitute teacher. What did you do as a sailor? I worked as an electrical technician on the computers and radios for the ship. Do you like teaching at North Posey? I love it, it is my dream job! What is your favorite part about North Posey? My favorite part about teaching at North Posey is getting to watch the students change, because it is almost always for the better. So, growing up as a child what was one of your favorite memories? When I was little I would go to California to see my grandparents. While I was there, my grandpa would teach me how to pan for gold. I had amazing grandparents! Since we are on the topic of kids, do you have kids? I have a son John, 9, and a daughter Elsa, 4, but we call her Lou. What was your favorite childhood toy? My building kit called Construct, because they do not make them anymore. Do you enjoy your life as being a father and husband? I love it. They are fun to watch grow up. What do you and your family do for fun?

We like to hike and camp for fun. Where did you meet your wife at? I met my wonderful wife in high school. I was a sophomore and she was a junior and we went to prom twice together. What an adorably romantic high school love story. So, if you walk into Mr. A’s room, you better watch out because you never know what you might see or the cool science things you will ¿QG:KDWLV\RXUIDYRULWHVFLHQFH related thing in your room? I love my bowling balls! You make science very interesting and fun. While we are talking about interesting things, what is something interesting about you that you would like to share? I am afraid of text messaging (this is not a joke, it is for real). It is like the same fear as if you were scared of spiders. Okay. Did you always know you wanted to teach science? No, in high school I wanted to be an actor. What is your favorite topic in science? I am a fan of combustion. Do you have someone that inspires you? Neil the Grass Tyson (like Bill Nye the Science Guy for adults). I also heard you have a pretty cool I heard that you have a pretty cool armadillo in your room. What is his name? His name is Mike and he is stuffed. I got him in Mexico. Okay, last question. If your little kid self could look forward to your adult self what would you say? Thank God I did not lose my hair!

Senior of the Month:

Tanner Titzer

Bess Helfrich Staff Writer For the senior of the month interview, I decided to interview Tanner Titzer. We talked during class about random this and that, and so here are some of the things that we talked about. What is your full name? Tanner Joseph Titzer When is your birthday? February 15, 1996 Do you have any siblings? Yes, I have one brother. Do you have any pets? Well, I did have two pet raccoons, but I had to get rid of them because they would bite too hard. Wicked. What do you do in your free time? Normally just hang out with friends and try to stay out. Don’t we all? What college do you plan to go to? The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Sweet. What do you normally do for fun? Play video games.

What kind of video games do you prefer? Any RPG (Role Playing Games) like Skyrim. I play Skyrim quite a bit myself. What movies do you like to watch, any favorites? My favorite would have to be A Good Day to Die Hard, the latest Die Hard movie. Do you like to read? Any favorite book or series? Yeah. Punkzilla would have to be my favorite book. That sounds…interesting. What’s your favorite food? Lasagna Lasagna is my favorite, too; it’s like a pasta cake. Anyway, what do you think of North Posey during your time here? The only way to get along is to play along. Very true. Anything you would like to add last? Shaboopie!! Booyah! And thank you, Tanner, for letting me interview you for the newspaper, it was fun talking with you, and I hope that you have an awesome time in wherever the road ahead leads you.


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Opinion

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Quacking the Case

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Viking Trivia! How many high school faculty and administration members graduated from North Posey? A. 10 B. 12 C. 7 D. 15 Find out the answer in next monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue! Answer to last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s qutesion: B. 1987

Editor-in-Chief

Spotlight Editor

Staff Writers

Jacob Goedde

Sara Daugherty

News Editor

Opinion Editor

Eli Schapker

Alie Schroeder

Sports Editor

Business Managers

Caleb J. Galey Alexis Morlock Bess Helfrich Molly Fahrlander Kate Newman

Houston Powell

Sara Saum Hannah Bailey

Advisor Mrs. Schickel

The opinions expressed by The Northern Lights are not necessarily those of the administration, faculty, student body, or all members of the journalism class. The purpose of The Northern Lights is to inform and entertain the public of the North Posey District.


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